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Les Amateurs Typographes

In the 1830s members of the typographers union founded a theatre company in Quebec under the direction of a Swiss man, Napoléon Aubin, a journalist and theatre buff who also had friends in the theatrical troupe Les Jeunes Messieurs Canadiens.

The group performed plays by French playwrights as well as creating a local theatre with writers such as Pierre Petitclair, Jules-Fabien Gingras and Pamphile Le May. The director and his company became associated with socialist and Quebec nationalist ideology, with Aubin actually serving a term in prison in 1839 for a poem he wrote supporting the Patriotes. The troupe disbanded in 1876. (See also Quebec, Canadian Theatre History)

Profile by Gaetan Charlebois

Last updated 2021-03-15