Paul Gavault

Paul Armand Marcel Gavault (1 September 1866 - 25 December 1951) was a French dramatist, playwright and former director of the théâtre de l'Odéon.

Paul Gavault
Paul Armand Marcel Gavault

1 September 1866
Died25 December 1951(1951-12-25) (aged 85)
OccupationDramatist, playwright and Theater director


He enjoyed a hit with his 1906 comic play Mademoiselle Josette, My Woman which was co-authored by Robert Charvay.

Paul Gavault was a screenwriter for the Le Film d'Art production company, working in particular for the films La Grande Bretèche (1909, after Balzac), Joseph vendu par ses frères (1909, codirected with Georges Berr), Le Luthier de Crémone (1909), Le Légataire universel (1909), Werther (1910, after Goethe), Madame de Langeais (1910, after Balzac), Carmen (1910, after Mérimée), Vitellius (1910), L'Héritière (1910), Jésus de Nazareth (1911) and L'Usurpateur (1911), Mademoiselle Josette, ma femme (1914).

He was named director of the théâtre de l'Odéon in 1914.




  • « Le nouveau directeur de l'Odéon : M. Paul Gavault », Le Miroir, 10 mai 1914
  • Christian Genty, Histoire du Théâtre national de l'Odéon : journal de bord, 1782-1982, Fischbacher, Paris, 1982, 320 p. ISBN 2-7179-0002-0
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