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Tenth Les Comédiens Français Lecture On Julien Poydras in New Orleans

The Historic New Orleans Collection will host a lecture at the Williams Research Center to explore the life and poetry of Julien Poydras. Don’t miss this one! 

 

Tenth Les Comédiens Français Lecture
Tenth Les Comédiens Français Lecture

Tenth Les Comédiens Français Lecture explores the life and poetry of Julien Poydras

Presentation will feature Howard Margot and Janet Daley Duval

 

WHO:             The Historic New Orleans Collection with Howard Margot and actress Janet Daley Duval

 

WHAT:          Tenth Les Comédiens Français Lecture, “Julien Poydras: Planter, Statesman, Poet”

 

WHEN:          Thursday, July 12, 2012 • 6:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:       Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., French Quarter, New Orleans, La.

 

HOW:             Free and open to the public. Seating is limited; for reservations, call (504) 523-4662 or e-mail wrc@hnoc.org. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org. Reservations will be held until 6:20 p.m. Any unclaimed seats will be released to the public at that time.

 

WHY:             A prominent landowner and public statesman, Julien Poydras (1726–1824) was also a man of letters. Following a biographical address by Howard Margot, curator at The Historic New Orleans Collection, actress and attorney Janet Daley Duval will read an English-language translation of Poydras’s poem “La Prise du morne du Bâton Rouge par Monseigneur de Galvez.” Printed in 1779 under the sponsorship of Carlos III of Spain, the poem describes the Spanish capture of Baton Rouge from the English.

 

The program, which will take place on Thursday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. at THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; for reservations call (504) 523-4662 or e-mail wrc@hnoc.org.

 

The theater group Les Comédiens Français was organized in 1934 to promote, foster and perpetuate the French language and culture in New Orleans. After presenting more than 50 years of stage productions, the organization disbanded and established the lecture series at The Collection.

 

The Historic New Orleans Collection—Preserving our Past for a Brighter Future.

 

Resources:

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