La Comédie Française

Also known as the Théâtre Français, this theatre was built to house the Comédie Française in 1689, replacing the Hôtel du Guénégaud. Once again, the building was a converted tennis court, yet one remodeled to house a horseshoe-shaped auditorium designed by d'Orbay. This continued to be the site of the performances of the Comédie Française for the rest of the seventeenth, and for much of the eighteenth, centuries. The model featured here is built from later drawings which appear in Jacques-François Blondel's Architecture Françoise, which was first published in 1752.

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*Model by Christa Williford, after research by Christa Williford.