Georges Wilson

  • Exhibition
  • Show
The 2001 archive

With the association Jean Vilar



Georges Wilson, actor, director, director of the Théâtre National Populaire from 1963 to 1972, has always worked with a company, with a troup. "Our art is an art of sharing," he likes to say. From his days with the Grenier-Hussenot Company to the Centre Dramatique de l'Ouest, from the TNP created and directed by Jean Vilar, to the TNP directed by Georges Wilson and then to private theatre, just as in the films he has made, it is only by being surrounded by a faithful team of actors, decorators and technicians that he has been able to accomplish a non-negligible amount of work. With an amazing range, a panoply of exquisitely fine roles, from comedy to tragedy, all of them marked by his individual personality, what one constantly retains is a certain poetry, a sense of the human being which he expresses through classical plays or works by the large number of contemporary authors he has introduced to the public. He says, "My weapon is the word." Words and music are instruments of the giant's battle that he continues to fight.


An exhibition organised by : the Association Jean-Vilar
and the : Department of Performing Arts of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Scale models, costumes, photographs, texts and videos.
Reopens in september until december

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