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Adelaide Ristori

Adelaide Ristori  

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(1822–1906), actress.The great Italian tragedienne was usually perceived as the successor to Rachel on international stages. She began the first of several American tours in 1866 as Medea, and ...
Adolphe Montigny

Adolphe Montigny  

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(c.1812–1880)French actor, playwright, and manager, also known under the name Lemoine-Montigny. He made his debut at the Comédie-Française in 1829, although he never received much recognition on the ...
Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas  

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(1802–70)French novelist and dramatist. A pioneer of the romantic theatre in France, he achieved fame with his historical dramas, such as Henry III et sa cour (1829). His reputation now rests on his ...
Alfred de Musset

Alfred de Musset  

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(1810–57)French poet and dramatist. The youngest and most original of the romantic playwrights, Musset was little performed in his lifetime. After the failure of La Nuit vénitienne (1830), many ...
Bocage

Bocage  

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(1797–1863)French actor. Bocage failed to gain acceptance at the Comédie-Française, but began a successful career at the Porte-Saint-Martin. Lacking the robust stage presence of Lemaître, he was ...
Bussy D'Ambois

Bussy D'Ambois  

A tragedy by Chapman, written ?1604, published 1607. The most famous of Chapman's plays.Bussy D'Ambois (in real life Louis de Bussy‐d'Ambois), a man of insolence and fiery courage, is raised from ...
Cardinal Richelieu

Cardinal Richelieu  

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(1585–1642), French theologian and politician. He was created a cardinal in 1622; he became President of the Council of Ministers in 1624 and from 1629 he was chief minister of France. Seeking to ...
Chunliu She

Chunliu She  

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The Spring Willow Society, the first Chinese Western-style theatre group. In 1907 a group of Chinese students in Tokyo performed an act from The Lady of the Camellias by Dumas ...
Constant-Benoît Coquelin

Constant-Benoît Coquelin  

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(1841–1909),French actor, known as Coquelin aîné to distinguish him from his brother Ernest-Alexandre-Honoré (1848–1909), also an actor, known as Coquelin cadet. They were both at the ...
drame

drame  

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[dramm]The French word for drama, applied more specifically by Denis Diderot and later writers to plays that are intermediate between comedy and tragedy. Diderot outlined his theory of the drame in ...
Dumas, Alexandre

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World Encyclopedia

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French dramatist and novelist, illegitimate son of Alexandre Dumas (père). His work stands in stark contrast to his

Dumas, Alexandre (‘Dumasfils’)

Dumas, Alexandre (‘Dumasfils’) (1824–95)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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(1824–95).

Playwright, often bracketed with Augier as the most influential dramatist of the Second Empire. Natural son

Dumas, Alexandre, fils

Dumas, Alexandre, fils (1824–95)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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(1824–95),

French dramatist, natural son of the above, who approached the theatre by way of a dramatization of

Dumas, Alexandre

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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(1824–95)

French writer, illegitimate son of *Dumas père. Regarded as leader of the ‘école du bon sens...

Dumas, Alexandre

Dumas, Alexandre   Reference library

W. D. Howarth

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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(1824–95)

French novelist, playwright, and pamphleteer. Illegitimate son of the prolific dramatist of the romantic generation, Dumas père...

Eleonora Duse

Eleonora Duse  

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(1858–1924), actress.The greatest Italian player of her age, she made her American debut in 1893 as Marguerite Gautier in La Dame aux Camélias. This tour was followed by several ...
Émile Augier

Émile Augier  

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(1820–89),French dramatist, one of the first to revolt against the excesses of the Romantics. After a few plays in verse, he found his true vocation in writing domestic prose-dramas ...
Franco Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli  

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(b. Florence, Italy, 12 Feb. 1923)Director and designer. Zeffirelli began his career acting in Visconti films, and later became his assistant director and designer for films and theatrical ...
Frédérick Lemaître

Frédérick Lemaître  

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(1800–76)French actor. Frédérick (from early in his career he used the single name) started in the boulevard theatres, where he contributed to the success of popular melodrama. He had ...
George Tsypin

George Tsypin  

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(1954– )American scenographer, born in Kazakhstan. Layers of visual references, multimedia technology, and an archi-tectural approach to space characterize his work. Tsypin won a French set design ...

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