|1.||The Maisons de la Culture, which import plays from both Paris and the provinces at high cost. These are frequently handsome buildings, the one at Firminy being designed by Le Corbusier.|
|2.||The Centres Dramatiques Nationaux, which are funded by both state and local governments. Many of these have permanent companies.|
|3.||The Théâtres Municipals, which are local theatres and import touring productions without any particular program in mind.|
|4.||The Théâtres et Compagnies Dramatiques, which are funded by only local bodies.|
|5.||The Théâtres Nationaux, which are few in number and are funded by the state.|
|6.||The private theatres, most of which operate as do Broadway or West End theatres, though a few have companies that operate on a permanent basis, such as the Renaud|
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Publication information: Book title: Theatre Companies of the World. Volume: 2. Contributors: Colby H. Kullman - Editor, William C. Young - Editor. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1986. Page number: 620.
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