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In the same year, however, the French Revolution split thecompany in two: the conservatives, under François-RenéMolé, became the Théâtre de la Nation, while themore revolutionary became the Théâtre de la Républiqueunder François-Joseph Talma. The two groups reunitedin 1803 at Talma's Théâtre de la Révolution.

Following a decree issued by Napoleon in 1812, the Comédie-Françaisewas reorganized along lines proposed by Molière in 1658. Thesemake it a cooperative in which the actors hold shares. A new memberis hired at a fixed salary on probation as a pensionnaire ;he or she may become a sociétaire only when a full memberdies or resigns. Sociétaires are eligible for a pensionupon retirement. The Comédie-Française underwent somereorganization in 1945, with the administrative head now being appointedby the minister of education.

Although the theater's repertory is based on the French classics,modern plays are also produced. The Comédie-Françaiseis acclaimed for its splendid ensemble performances led by the nation'smost famous actors; in the 20th century these have included SarahBernhardt and Jean-Louis Barrault. More recentlyforeign directors have sometimes been invited to give the companya more international outlook, including the Englishman Terry Handswho since 1972 has directed such works as Richard III , TwelfthNight , and Murder in the Cathedral .

In the same year, however, the French Revolution split thecompany in two: the conservatives, under François-RenéMolé, became the Théâtre de la Nation, while themore revolutionary became the Théâtre de la Républiqueunder François-Joseph Talma. The two groups reunitedin 1803 at Talma's Théâtre de la Révolution.

Following a decree issued by Napoleon in 1812, the Comédie-Françaisewas reorganized along lines proposed by Molière in 1658. Thesemake it a cooperative in which the actors hold shares. A new memberis hired at a fixed salary on probation as a pensionnaire ;he or she may become a sociétaire only when a full memberdies or resigns. Sociétaires are eligible for a pensionupon retirement. The Comédie-Française underwent somereorganization in 1945, with the administrative head now being appointedby the minister of education.

Although the theater's repertory is based on the French classics,modern plays are also produced. The Comédie-Françaiseis acclaimed for its splendid ensemble performances led by the nation'smost famous actors; in the 20th century these have included SarahBernhardt and Jean-Louis Barrault. More recentlyforeign directors have sometimes been invited to give the companya more international outlook, including the Englishman Terry Handswho since 1972 has directed such works as Richard III , TwelfthNight , and Murder in the Cathedral .

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