- Category : Actress
- Type : GP
- Profile : 4/1 - Opportunistic / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (3,9,53)
- Incarnation Cross : JX Completion
Agnès Capri , born 15 April 1907 and died on15 November 1976in Paris 7 e was a actress , singer , theater director, producer and writer of radio.
Agnès Capri comes from a Jewish family who fled the Russian Revolution . Teenager in love with all forms of art, she begins to learn music, and then goes to the theater which she represents a synthesis of all she loves, music, comedy, drama, dance and painting. She enters the troupe Bériza Marguerite, and then became a student at the Theatre de L'Atelier in Charles Dullin (without integrating the troupe), then goes to Louis Jouvet from 1929 . She joined the Pitoëff Théâtre du Vieux Colombier in 1933 . It was at this time that she began to be noticed by critics Theatre. It will take a little acting career until 1935 .
Meanwhile (in 1929 ), she falls madly in love with the dancer George Pomiès she becomes a fierce admirer ( "but twenty-two years I had met George Pomiès literally glared at me with his blue eyes and sparkling personality. His sisters called Ariel. " ).
Imbued with revolutionary ideas, she became a member of the Association of Revolutionary Writers and Artists (AAER) that attend many theater actors at the time. She will meet Paul Nizan , Louis Aragon , Jacques Prévert and Max Ernst , among others. Attracted by the poetry and pleased to say, it is a directory then drawing on texts by authors then considered as poets and writers sulfur or avant garde as: Jacques Prévert , she met the group in October and Raymond Queneau , Robert Desnos , Paul Eluard , Henri Michaux , Guillaume Apollinaire or Léon-Paul Fargue . She added to her repertoire of texts set to music by Erik Satie .
In February 1936, introduced by Pierre-Richard Wilm and Marcel Herrand, she launched into the song Boeuf sur le Toit , opened at the initiative of cabaret Jean Cocteau , where she played the first compositions of Jacques Prévert. The success was immediate and all Paris rushed to listen to the young woman whose voice and directory are quickly recognized.
In the aftermath, Agnès Capri is scheduled to ABC . She will scandal after the war in 1947, for reciting the poem Jacques Prévert Pater Noster on Easter Day! (Our Father who art in heaven, stay there!). It is supported at that time by Charles Trenet which in the rooms where it occurs, calls texts that management wants to remove him ( Adrien Jacques Prévert of, among others)!
It occurs in various theaters (ABC, Le Trianon, etc ...) before opening in 1938, his own place, Le Petit Theatre night (in homage to Mozart), rue Molière in Paris, which becomes quickly Theatre In Agnès Capri for its regulars. It is in this revolutionary place she found many Surrealist artists and friends of the RWSS and October Group as Jacques Prévert , Michel Vaucaire and Joseph Kosma . It is at this time that his first records in Le Chant du Monde and in Columbia .
The arrival of the war forced to close Le Petit Theatre night (she is of Jewish origin) and not being able to sing in the free zone, she left France to take refuge in Algeria where she presents shows of singers and anime performances of the Opera of Algiers (theater). She plays the comedy until his return to France after liberation.
She returned to Paris in 1944 and in 1945 took the direction of the Théâtre de la Gaîté-Montparnasse which it gives the name of Agnes Capri Theatre . She remained there until 1949, when it relocates its cabaret (Chez Agnes Capri, rue Molière ) which occur between other Germaine Montero in the Spanish repertoire, Jean Sablon , Catherine Sauvage , Cora Vaucaire , Mouloudji , Serge Reggiani , Juliette Greco , Marc Ogeret , Pierre Luki , who sings it, inter alia, to the Kid Buttons , Georges Moustaki and Jacques Brothers who won their first successes. Competition imposes alas in 1958 to close its cabaret. In 1958, a novel seems Louvier Nicole , who sang at Agnès Capri, entitled Death of a theater in the collection Free Works , published by Fayard . However, it continues until his death his career as a singer and actress and teaches her know theater Sword Wood becomes radio producer, continues to record some records and started writing.
She attended The Lock postwar then becomes a woman creating radio among other hit show The Land of Papua during the month of August 1954 story improbable journey, where his high-pitched voice, similar to that of Danielle Darrieux or of Mireille , she recounts her discoveries by inserting songs Prévert, his own songs, poetry readings or adaptations of poems. She contributed greatly to the recognition of Jean Tardieu and François Billetdoux .
Agnès Capri, is also author of many songs ( La Grande Opéra , Lets talk about Jacob , He always told me tomorrow ) and can truly be considered one of the pioneers of female song. It was one of the first interpreter of Prevert with Marianne Oswald .
In 1975, she published the first part of his memoirs in September swords melancholy which appear at Julliard , and is received on the occasion by Jacques Chancel for Fluoroscopy special Agnès Capri, where she talks about his career, his loves, his meetings. The second part should be devoted to his artistic career since after the war.