Jean-Claude Brisville

Jean-Claude Brisville (bois-colombes, May 29, 1922) is an editor, writer, playwright and screenwriter French.

Brisville began his career as a literary journalist. He then worked in different publishers (Hachette, Juilliard) and was director Livre Poche between 1976 and 1981. He has written novels for young people and plays. In this last aspect has achieved international success. For his career as a dramatist was in 1990 the Grand prix du théâtre of the French Academy.


* 1985: Descartes meeting with young Pascal [ 1 ] (original title: entretien m Descartes avec M. Pascal le jeune). Recreating a real historical fact: conversation between two philosophers on September 24, 1647 in the convent of the minimum of Paris, the only occasion in which these two personalities agreed on his life. It premiered in theatre Europe Paris in 1985 under the direction of Jean-Pierre miquel and henri virlogeux as Descartes and Daniel mesguich as Pascal.

* 1989: Dinner (original title: Le souper). The action is set in Paris, the evening of 6 July 1815. Talleyrand receives at home to Fouché and maintain a tense conversation about the political situation (Napoleón has definitely lost power after weeks before being defeated in the battle of Waterloo and the capital is taken by the joint forces.) Another premiered September 20, 1989 in the Montparnasse theater directed by Jean-Pierre miquel and Claude rich and Claude brasseur on paper protagonists of Talleyrand and Fouché, respectively.

Film adaptations

Dinner was adapted to film in 1992 by édouard molinaro, with Brisville script.[ 2