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Jean Vilar

(1912—1971)

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Alain-René Lesage

Alain-René Lesage  

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(1668–1747)French playwright and novelist. Lesage went to Paris about 1690, writing comedies adapted from Spanish plays by Rojas and Lope de Vega. His first real successes came in 1707 ...
Heinar Kipphardt

Heinar Kipphardt  

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(b. Heidersdorf, Upper Silesia, 8 March 1922; d. Munich, 18 Nov. 1982)Playwright whose first plays were performed in the German Democratic Republic. The comedy Shakespeare dringend gesucht ...
Heinrich von Kleist

Heinrich von Kleist  

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(1777–1811)German poet, dramatist, essayist, and writer of novellas. Born into a military family, he served in the Revolutionary Wars. He resigned his commission in 1799 and studied science, ...
Pierre Corneille

Pierre Corneille  

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(1606–84),French dramatist, best known as the creator of French classical tragedy. He exerted a powerful influence on the English dramatists of the Restoration, particularly on Dryden, and on ...
Raymond Queneau

Raymond Queneau  

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(1903–76)French poet, novelist, and essayist. His works, deftly translated by Barbara Wright, experiment with literary form and explore the often problematic divergence between spoken and written ...
Vilar, Jean

Vilar, Jean (1912–71)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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(1912–71).

French theatre‐director and actor, a leading figure in décentralisation and théâtre populaire. After training under

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