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Rozet, François

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François Rozet in Krapp's Last Tape, Théâtre du Nouveau Monde

Actor/director/teacher, born in Villars-les-Dombes, near Lyons, France, 1899; died April 8, 1994 in Montreal Quebec.

François Rozet had a magnificent career in France (including touring with Sarah Bernhardt) before coming to Quebec to perform, but especially, to teach, in 1940. He played in virtually of Montreal's theatres and was a particular favourite at Théâtre du Rideau Vert.

His voice, approach to the classics, and bon-vivant attitude had a profound influence on an entire generation of Quebec actors.

He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1971 for his contribution to French theatre.

Viewing: La Cerisaie, dir: Jean-Paul Fugère, Radio-Canada, 1961, a production of the Chekhov play staged for television and featuring François Rozet.

Profile by Gaetan Charlebois

Last updated 2021-09-17