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Préfontaine, Claude

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Claude Prefontaine

Actor who was active in Quebec theatre, television, and film for over four decades, born January 24, 1933, died January 5, 2013 in Montreal.

Claude Préfontaine was very involved with the Théâtre de L'Égrégore, becoming its last Artistic Director (1967-68). He starred in the company's controversial production of Robert Gurik's Le Pendu. He appeared at Théâtre du Rideau Vert (J.B. Priestley's Virage dangereux/Dangerous Corner, 1975; Feydeau's L'Hôtel du libre échange, 1975; Pirandello's Chacun sa vérité/Each in His Own Way, 1984.

Préfontaine also performed in the premieres of Marcel Dubé's Au retour des oies blanches, and Jean Barbeau's Le Chant du sink). More recently, he performed in the francophone premiere of Gaëtan Charlebois' Michaël/Michael at Théâtre de Quat'Sous directed by Roland Laroche.

Viewings: Huis-clos, Radio-Canada, 1982, dir: Jean-Yves Laforce, a production of the Sartre play staged for television and featuring M. Préfontaine.

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Last updated 2020-01-13