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Le Palais des Tuileries et ses Théâtres
dans la collection d'un amateur
Rondeau and Rémy-Michel Trotier
history of the theatres installed in the North wing of Palais
des Tuileries, in Paris, is long and complex. It starts in 1662,
on the 14th of February, with the opening of a vast
space equiped with machines and using the full architectural
volume; it ends with the fire which, in 1871 on the 24th
of May, destroyed the whole palace.
these two dates, eight different architectural configurations
can be numbered; the North wing has been, in the two centuries
of its occupation, progressively fragmented. Parallel to the
history of the building is the one of the artists who all
impacted on the life of the place. Used for opera, for theatre
and ballet, the « Salle des Machines » has also been
used as reserve for decorations, as concert hall, political
theatre, reception room and even as hospital.
original documents selected here
evokes through the multiplicity of its forms, its names, and its
uses, the complex history of the « Salle des Machines »
and of the various theatres it has welcomed. By cataloguing this
selection, the Académie Desprez aims at proposing to
researchers – and to amateurs – a useful reference to
documents – sometimes rare or not easily accessible –
relative to this place so often quoted and still so badly known.
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and Rémy-Michel Trotier's catalogue
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