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Our random article today is Jean-Luc Lagarce.
Jean-Luc Lagarce (14 February 1957 – 30 September 1995) was a French actor, theatre director and playwright. Although only moderately successful during his lifetime, since his death he has become the one of the most widely-produced contemporary French playwrights.
Born in Héricourt, Haute-Saône, he was educated at the Université de Besançon. He was a cofounder of the Théâtre de La Roulotte in 1978, directing productions of playwrights such as Pierre de Marivaux, Eugène Marin Labiche and Eugène Ionesco before beginning to stage his own plays. Some of his early plays were criticized as derivative of Ionesco or Samuel Beckett. Although some of his plays were published by Théâtre Ouvert or recorded as radio dramas, only a few of them were ever staged during his lifetime.
Publishing 25 plays during his lifetime, he died of AIDS in 1995. He also published a volume of short stories, wrote an opera libretto and a film screenplay, and cofounded the publishing company Les Solitaires intempestifs. He was rediscovered by critics after his death, becoming more widely recognized as one of the most important modern French playwrights.
In 2015, film director Xavier Dolan adapted Lagarce's Juste la fin du monde into the film It's Only the End of the World, which won the Grand Prix and the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
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