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Quebec theatre director André Brassard dies

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André Brassard, some of the essential theatre administrators in Quebec historical past, died Tuesday night on the age of 76. He had been hospitalized for a while.

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Greatest recognized for staging a lot of the works of playwright Michel Tremblay, the 2 revolutionized the language of performs introduced in Quebec. “Les Belles Soeurs” in 1968 turned the primary to current Quebec joual in theatre by means of a dramatic efficiency.

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Brassard additionally directed “Françoise Durocher, Waitress” and “As soon as Upon a Time within the East.” He was honoured with the Denise Pelletier award for his distinctive contribution to Quebec theatre, and a Governor Normal’s Performing Arts Award.

Amongst his roles, Brassard was creative director of the Nationwide Arts Centre’s French Theatre in Ottawa from 1983 to 1989. Then from 1991 to 2000, he was creative director of the French part of the Nationwide Theatre Faculty of Canada.

In 1999, Brassard suffered a stroke. His final piece was Oh les beaux jours at Espace Go in 2009.

On Tuesday, Quebec’s creative neighborhood paid tribute to Brassard. Premier François Legault posted on Twitter that the province had “misplaced a fantastic director.”

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