Le Prince de Hombourg, T.N.P., Chaillot, May 1952. 23 anonymous sketches in ink, elegantly handcoloured and embellished with gold and silver, annotated, some captioned (“Gérard Philipe “, “l’électeur de Brandebourg Jean Vilar “, “Jeanne Moreau “, “Jean Négroni “), with some sketches of faces, all on 18 ivory drawing paper sheets of which 14 size sheets 11 x 17,2 cm, and 4 smaller (9,8 x 13,8 cm, 9,5 x 14,4 cm, 9,2 x 13,5 cm and 8 x 11, 8 cm), monted on the front of strong anthracite sheets, all in a light grey cardboard folder (25, 5 x 32,5 cm), with the pen “T.N.P. Le Prince de Hombourg // Chaillot mai 1952 “.
Le Prince de Hombourg, production of the T.N.P.. by Jean Vilar, who had just been appointed, was performed at Chaillot in May 1952; premiered at the Avignon Festival last year with Jeanne Moreau (Nathalie), Gérard Philipe (prince Frederick Arthur of Homburg), Jean Negroni (Earl of Hohenzollern) and Jean Vilar himself (Frédéric Guillaume), Kleist’s play is thus replayed in Paris, before being the following summer, in the courtyard of the Popes’ Palace, in Avignon, du 15 to 25 July 1952, in the same casting. Leon Gischia’s costumes were directed by Alyette Samazeuilh and Henri Lebrun. The annotations specify the colors (“white col […] turquoise blue scarf, taupe skirt, […] red belt, 3 silver stripes […] black dress, white hairstyle“, etc.). These represent the costumes of Gérard Philipe (5), Jeanne Moreau (6), Jean Vilar (7), Jean Négroni as well as some supporting roles or extras (guard, drummer). Very nice condition.
With a photograph of the costumes made.
Festival d’Avignon 1951. Le Prince de Hombourg, Jeanne Moreau et Jean Vilar. Silver process print byAgnès Varda (dim. 18 x 24 cm), captioned by the artist, with his “Photo Varda” stamp on the back with autograph precision “86 rue Daguerre, Paris 14th // Avignon 51 // cliché 72 “.
Agnès Varda was then photographer for the NPT and the Avignon Festival, her photos of Gérard Philipe in Le Prince de Hombourg are famous. Some minor tears and marginal crumpling.
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