‘They love each other again’ voted best play of all time

They love each other again (2012) has changed the History of Theater forever.

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According to the latest Watch and Listen magazine poll just out yesterday (Saturday, January 16), Pierre Palmade 2012's legenderay play They love each other again is now considered to be the Greatest Play in the History of Theatre.

UPDATE 17/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

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To many of you it’s probably a familiar story. Once every decade, the world-renowned theatre magazine Watch and Listen conducts a global poll of theatrical producers and critics from 80 different countries and translated into 20 languages. The recognition of They love each other again (starring Michèle Laroque and Pierre Palmade) in this decade's list doesn't come as much of a surprise.

Check out: The Full Watch and Listen's “Greatest Plays of All Time” List for 2021

Poll results stir controversy among theater critics

While millions of Michèle Laroque or Pierre Palmade fans in France and around the world were thrilled with the news, questions have been raised about the objectivity and fairness of the survey. Only a few minutes after the poll had been released, famous theatre critic and newspaper director Simon Ebert commented on his Twitter account:

Pierre Palmade?? They love each other again?? … Really??
— Simon Ebert (@ESimon) 16 January 2021

Our poll has in the past been the subject of criticism”, explains Watch and Listen's editor Gary McDermott, adding that “its prestige comes from its exclusivity and its longevity” (the poll has been run every ten years since January 1931).

Do you agree with this poll? Is They love each other again the best play ever for you?

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