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Bibliography of Works by Robert Lepage

Original Works

(dates are for first performance run)

L’attaque quotidienne. Théâtre Hummm.... Le Bar Zinc, Quebec, 1979. (co-author with Richard Fréchette)

Saturday Night Taxi. Théâtre Hummm.... Centre François Charron, Quebec, 1980. (co-author with Richard Fréchette and Francine Lafontaine)

En attendant. Théâtre Repère. Le Hobbit, Quebec, 1982. (co-author with Richard Fréchette and Jacques Lessard)

à demi-lune. Théâtre Repère. L’Anglicane, Levis ( Quebec ), 1982. (co-author with Johanne Bolduc and Estelle Dutil)

Circulations. Théâtre Repère. Théâtre de la Bordée, Quebec, 1984. (co-author with François Beausoleil, Bernard Bonnier and Lise Castonguay)

Comment regarder le point de fuite. Théâtre Repère. Quebec, 1985. (director, actor and author)

La Trilogie des dragons (a.k.a. The Dragons’ Trilogy). Phase 1: Théâtre Repère. Implanthéâtre, Quebec, 1985. Phase 2: Théâtre Repère. Implanthéâtre, Quebec, 1986. Phase 3: Festival de théâtre des Amériques, Montreal, 1987. (co-author with Marie Brassard et al. and director)

Vinci. Théâtre Repère. Theatre Quat’Sous, Montreal, 1986. (director, actor and author)

Polygraphe (a.k.a. Polygraph). Théâtre Repère. Implanthéâtre, Quebec, 1987. (co-author with Marie Brassard and director)

En plein nuit une sirène. Théâtre de la Bordée, Quebec, 1987. (co-author with Jacques Girard and director)

Plaques tectoniques/Tectonic Plates. Du Maurier World State Festival, Harbourfront Theatre, Toronto, 1988. (director)

Les Aiguilles et l’opium (a.k.a. Needles and Opium). Palais Montcalm, Quebec, 1991. (director, actor and author)

Alanienouidet. National Arts Centre, Ottawa, 1992. (co-author with Marianne Ackerman and director)

Les sept branches de la rivière Ota (a.k.a. The Seven Streams of the River Ota). First phase: Ex Machina and Cultural Industry (London). Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, 1994. Second phase: Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, 1995. Third phase: Carrefour International de Théâtre, Quebec, 1996. (co-author with Eric Bernier et al. and director)

Elseneur (a.k.a. Elsinore). Ex Machina, Montreal, 1995. (director, actor and author)

La Face cachée de la lune (a.k.a. The Far Side of the Moon). Le Théâtre du Trident, Quebec, 1999. (director and co-author)

Selected Productions

Le ferme des animaux. Adapted from Animal Farm by George Orwell. Théâtre Hummm... Centre François-Charron, Quebec, 1979. (director)

Comment devenir parfait en trois jours. By Gilles Gauthier. Le Théâtre des Confetti, Quebec, 1986. (director)

Pour en finir une fois pour toutes avec Carmen. Théâtre de Quat’ Sous, Montreal, 1987. (director)

Songe d’une muit d’été (a.k.a. A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare). Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Montreal, 1988. (director)

Echo. Adapted from A Nun’s Diary by Ann Diamond. Théâtre 1774. Saydie Bronfman Centre, Montreal, 1989.

Romeo et Juliette (a.k.a. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare). Théatre Repère-Night Cap Productions. Shakespeare on the River Festival, Saskatoon, 1989 (co-director with Gordon McCall).

Blue Beard’s Castle by Béla Bartók’s and Erwartung by Arnold Schoenberg. Canadian Opera Company-Brooklyn Academy of Music, Edinburgh, 1992. (director)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. by William Shakespeare. Royal National Theatre, London, 1992. (director)

Coriolan/Macbeth/La Tempête (a.k.a. Cycle Shakespeare [Shakespeare Cycle]). Adapted by Michel Garveanu from the plays of William Shakespeare. Théâtre Repère-Manège Mauberge, France, 1992. (director)

Secret World Tour. Peter Gabriel Concert Tour. Real World Tours, 1993-94. (designer)

Macbeth and The Tempest. By William Shakespeare. Globe Theatre, Toyko, 1993. (director)

Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs. By Michael Nyman. Toyko Globe Theatre, Tokyo, 1994. (director)

Ett Drömspel (a.k.a. A Dream Play by August Strindberg). Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern, the Dramaten, Stockholm, Sweden, 1994. (director)

La Géométrie des miracles (a.k.a. The Geometry of Miracles). Ex Machina, Toronto, 1998. (co-author and designer)

La Damnation de Faust. Adapted from works by Hector Berlioz, Almire Gaudonnière and Johannes Goethe. Opera nationale de Paris-Saito Kinen Festival, Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, Japan, 1999. (director)

Zulu Time. Ex Machina-Real World Productions. Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Zurich, 1999. (co-creator with Jinny Jessica Jacinto et al. and director)

La Casa Azul (a.k.a. Apasionada). By Sophie Faucher. Théâtre Quat’Sous, Montreal, 2001. (director)

Kindertotenlieder. By Gustav Mahler. John Jay College Theater. New York, 1998. (director)

Growing Up Live. Peter Gabriel Concert Tour, 2002-03. (designer)

The Busker’s Opera. Adaptation of The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay. Festival Montréal en lumière, Montreal, 2004. (co-adaptor with Kevin McCoy, director and designer)


Métissages/Crossings. Musée de la civilisation, Québec City, May 3, 2000 to July 29, 2001


Jésus de Montréal (a.k.a. Jesus of Montreal). Dir. Denys Arcard. Max Films, 1989. (actor)

Ding et Dong: le film. Dir. Alain Chartrand. Max Films, 1990. (actor)

Montréal vu par... (a.k.a. Montreal Sextet). Dir. Denys Arcand, Michel Brault, Atom Egoyan, Jacques Leduc, Léa Pool, and Patricia Rozema. Atlantis Films, 1991. (actor)

Plaques tectoniques/Tectonic Plates. Dir. Peter Mettler. Hauer Rawlence Productions, 1993. (actor and screenplay)

Le Confessionnal (a.k.a. The Confessional). Cinémaginaire-Enigma Films, 1995. (director and screenplay)

Polygraphe (a.k.a. Polygraph). In Extremis Films, 1996. (director and screenplay)

The Seven Streams of the River Ota. Dir. Francis Leclerc. In Extremis Images, 1997.

Nô. Alliance Vivafilms, 1998. (director and screenplay with André Morency)

Possible Worlds. (a.k.a. Monde possible). In Extremis Films, 2000. (director and screenplay with John Mighton)

Stardom. Dir. Denys Arcand. Alliance-Atlantis Films, 2000. (actor)

La Face cachée de la lune (a.k.a. The Far Side of the Moon). Max Films, 2003. (director and co-author)

Selected Published Texts

(and Marie Brassard) "Polygraph." Modern Canadian Plays. 3rd ed. Vol. 2. Ed. Jerry Wasserman. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1994. 293-315.

"Memories, Geography, and Asia." Brick Winter 1998: 36-39.

(and Ex Machina) The Seven Streams of the River Ota. London: Methuen, 1996.

(and Michel Coulombe and André Morency). Nô. Laval, Quebec: Les 400 Coups, 1998.

"Robert Lepage’s Theater." TriQuarterly 107-108 (2000): 304-27.

Updated February 12 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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