Vitez, Antoine

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Name
Vitez, Antoine Gender: M
born on 20 December 1930 at 19:45 (= 7:45 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 28°13' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°11 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 14°34'



Biography

French theater producer and actor; the founder of the experimental Theatre des Quartier d’Ivry in 1972. Vitez appeared in supporting roles in "My Night at Maud’s," 1969 and "The Green Room," 1978.

His parents, Paul and Madeleine, ran a small photography studio from their home. Antoine visited the theatre a number of times during his childhood, but initially seemed destined to pursue a different career. In 1946, he began taking Russian courses, earning his baccalaureate in June 1948. He also studied at the School of Eastern Languages. In 1949, he met Clement Harari, director of the independent Theatre, and was offered a small role in "They Await Lefty." He did his military duty and was released in January 1955.

In the mid-1960s, he began directing, taught acting, and served as the administrator for several different troupes, including the Paris Conservatoire. He was named director of the national Theatre of Chaillot on 1 July 1981, and then in 1988, he took over as general administrator of the esteemed Comedie-Francaise. Vitez was instrumental in the modernization of the company’s repertoire.

On 30 April 1952, he married Agnes Van Molder. The years of 1959-61 were difficult ones, fraught with financial worries and thoughts of giving up his work in the theatre. During 1960, Vitez took his first trip out of the country, and on 28 January 1961, his father died of pulmonary emphysema.

Vitez died suddenly on 30 April 1990, Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Social : Begin a program of study 1946 (Began studying Russian)
  • Social : End a program of study June 1948 (Earned his baccalaureate)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 30 April 1952 (Agnes Van Molder)
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  • Social : Left group January 1955 (Left the military)
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  • Financial : Worst Period 1959 (Two years of financial difficulties)
  • Social : Begin Travel 1960 (First trip out of the country)
  • Work : New Job 1969 (Appeared in "My Night at Maud's")
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1972 (Founded experimental theatre)
  • Work : New Career 1 July 1981 (Director of the Theatre of Chaillot)
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  • Work : New Job 1988 (General administrator of Comedie-Francaise)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'musique' pdf file, p. 85.

INFOsophia quotes Jean Hennequin for B.C. given in Banc of Cedra, a membership organization

Categories

  • Vocation : Business : Middle Management (Administrator)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (General administrator)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Theatre was his medium)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Theatre)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service