Cora Laparcerie
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Marie-Caroline Laparcerie, known as Cora Laparcerie, is a French actress, poet and theater director born November 9, 1875 in Morcenx (Landes) and died in the 16th arrondissement of Paris on August 28, 1951.


Daughter of Victor Laparcerie and Victorine Guillaume, Cora Laparcerie was noticed by the actor Coquelin elder and began her career at the Odéon theater in Paris in 1896, before performing around the world.
She married the poet Jacques Richepin, whose works she interpreted. Director of several Parisian theaters, notably the Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens (1907-1913), the Théâtre de la Renaissance (1913-1928), the Théâtre Mogador (1923-1924) and La Scala, in 1920 she created the play Mon homme by Francis Carco, whose title song, composed by Albert Willemetz and Maurice Yvain, would become a huge success in Mistinguett's interpretation.
In 1926, she received the Legion of Honor from Édouard Herriot, then Minister of Public Education, but fell seriously ill in 1927 and had to cease her theatrical career. However, she continued to direct, became a columnist in the magazine Comœdia and created radio theater on June 9, 1935 by performing La Vraie Carmen on Radio-Paris.
André Freull wrote about him in 1901:
“It was really the “Popular Saturdays” that gave him fame. She loves verses immensely, and, as a result, she knows how to say them. His ardent and nuanced voice seduced the spectators, who cheered him. She soon became the Muse of young literary people. »
She died in Paris on August 28, 1951 at the age of 75, completely forgotten and was buried in the Richepin family chapel on Tristan Island in Douarnenez, which she had made a place frequented by "All-Paris" of the time, alongside her husband, her son and her daughter Miarka.
Theatrical career

As an actress
• Don Juan de Manara, drama in four acts and 5 paintings by Edmond Haraucourt, Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe,
• Aert, play in three acts by Romain Rolland, Nouveau-Théâtre (théâtre de l’Œuvre show),: Aert
• Déjanire, lyric tragedy by Camille Saint-Saëns, libretto by Louis Gallet, Théâtre des Arènes in Béziers,
• Fausta, play in four acts by Paul Sonniès, Nouveau-Théâtre (théâtre de l’Œuvre show),: Fausta
• Prometheus, lyric tragedy in three acts by Jean Lorrain and Ferdinand Hérold, music by Gabriel Fauré, with a symphonic prologue by Camille Saint-Saëns, at the Théâtre des Arènes in Béziers.
• La Cavalière, comedy in five acts by Jacques Richepin, Sarah-Bernhardt theater,: Mira
• The Legendary Princesses, poetic show by Jean Lorrain, Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe,: Melusine
• Cyrano de Bergerac, heroic comedy in five acts by Edmond Rostand, Théâtre de la Gaîté,: Roxane
• Sainte-Roulette, play in four acts by Jean Lorrain and Gustave Coquiot, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord,: Mirka
• La Marjolaine, play in five acts by Jacques Richepin, incidental music by Tiarko Richepin, Théâtre de la Porte-Saint-Martin,: Marjolaine
• Lysistrata, play in four acts by Maurice Donnay, Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens, 1909: Lysistrata
• Gaby, comedy in three acts by Georges Thurner, Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens, 1910: Gaby
• Xantho chez les courtesans, comedy in three acts by Jacques Richepin, incidental music by Xavier Leroux, Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens,: Xantho
• Madame l'Amirale, comedy in three acts by Antony Mars and Henri Lyon, Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens, 1911: Claudine
• La Revue des
• Les Maris de Léontine, comedy in three acts by Alfred Capus, Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens, 1912: Léontine
• Agnès, dame gallante, comedy in four acts by Henri Cain and Louis Payen, incidental music by Henri Février, Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens, 1912: Agnès
• La Cote d'amour, comedy in three acts by Romain Coolus, Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens, 1912: Solange
• The Rich Man, comedy in three acts by Jean-José Frappa and Dupuy-Mazuel, Renaissance theater, 1914 (directed)
• 1922: Molière and his shadow by Jacques Richepin, Renaissance theater: The Shadow (+ direction)
• 1926: Would you like to be my wife by Jacques Richepin, at CASINO DE LYON 79 rue de la République 69002 LYON, comedy in 3 acts created in Lyon
As a director

• 1932: Xantho among the courtesans, text by Jacques Richepin; music by Xavier Leroux, directed by Cora Laparcerie, with Arletty at the Théâtre des Nouveautés.
• I like, collection (1924)
• The Book of Reason, collection of articles published in Comœdia between 1933 and 1935
• Fearsome and divine love, collection (1950)
• The real Carmen, radio play in three parts (1935)
• The Threatened House, radio play in three acts and 6 scenes inspired by the novel by Carlos Larronde (1939)
• And you will not see our tears, music by Léo Pouget (1915)
• Knowing the truth, music by Hippolyte Ackermans (1933)
On May 24, 2013, the Douarnenez municipal council accepted a legacy from Pierre Cassou, also born in Morcenx and who had dedicated his life to collecting objects and portraits representing Cora Laparcerie and her husband, including a large portrait of Cora Laparcerie by Édouard Zier, dated 1900, and one of Jean Richepin by Léon Tanzi dating from 1887

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