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Catherine Bernard

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet. Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four ...

Catherine Bernard

Catherine Bernard  

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet.Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four historical novels, a short ...
Catherine Durand

Catherine Durand  

née(c.1650–1712/15), French writer.The author of several novels and the creator of the dramatic proverb genre, she wrote three fairy tales: ‘Histoire de la fée Lubantine’ (‘Story of the ...
way of the cross

way of the cross  

The way of the Cross led Christ from Pilate's praetorium to Golgotha during his Passion; in the 14th and 15th cc., it came to designate an exercise in piety setting ...
Palissy, Bernard

Palissy, Bernard  

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(c.1510–1590), French potter, garden theorist, virtuoso, scientist, fantasist, and author.His book Recepte véritable, par laquelle tous les hommes de la France pourront apprendre à muliplier et ...
Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey  

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(b. London, 6 May 1904; d. London, 23 Sept. 1979)Actress who toured with Mrs Patrick Campbell in Bayard Veiller's The Thirteenth Chair (1925). She took both classic and modern ...
Catherine of Siena

Catherine of Siena  

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(1347(1333?)–1380),mystic member of the Dominican Third Order; since 1970, Doctor of the Church. The youngest of the twenty or more children of a Sienese dyer, Giacomo Benincasa, Catherine from an ...
Jean Mabillon

Jean Mabillon  

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(1632–1707), Maurist scholar. He entered the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Rémy at Reims in 1653, but in 1664 was sent to Saint-Germain-des-Prés to help edit texts. Probably the most erudite of the ...
blood of Christ

blood of Christ  

The blood struck from Christ’s side by a lance (John 19:34) was central to patristic and medieval theologies of redemption. Conflated with the blood referred to by Christ in instituting ...
Johann Karl August Musäus

Johann Karl August Musäus  

(1735–1787), German author and critic whose five volumes of fairy tales, Volksmärchen der Deutschen (German Folk Tales, 1782–1786), introduced the fairy tale as a modern form in Germany. In style ...
Riquet with the Tuft

Riquet with the Tuft  

“Riquet with the Tuft” is a French literary fairy tale in which a hideous suitor grants intelligence to a beautiful but witless woman in exchange for her hand in marriage. ...
statues

statues  

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For much of history societies have honored special persons or commemorated events by raising statues or building monuments. Statues of famous personages were erected in ancient Egypt, Greece, and ...
feminism and fairy tales

feminism and fairy tales  

Feminists have an abiding interest in the socio-historical and cultural contexts in which literature arises and is received, how women have helped shape and contributed to traditions, and how women ...
Tuileries

Tuileries  

A French royal residence in Paris built in the 16th century. In June 1792 during the French Revolution crowds forced their way into the palace, and on 10 August it was attacked, the Swiss Guard was ...
Gaston Baty

Gaston Baty  

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(b. Pelussin, France, 26 May 1885; d. Pelussin, 13 Oct. 1952)Director. A member of the Cartel, Baty was much influenced by expressionism, the Russian ballet and puppet theatre. Not ...
Admirable Crichton

Admirable Crichton  

AT: Circumstances Alter Cases A: J. M. Barrie Pf: 1902, London Pb: 1914 G: Com. in 4 acts S: Lord Loam's manor house and a desert island, early 20th c. C: 7m, 6fIn order to appear progressive, the ...
Maurice Maeterlinck

Maurice Maeterlinck  

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(1862–1949),Belgian poet and dramatist, who in 1911 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. A Symbolist, and a forerunner of the Theatre of Silence, he wrote a number of ...
Christian names

Christian names  

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The personal names that had been used by people of Anglo‐Saxon and Scandinavian descent mostly fell out of fashion after the Norman Conquest, though some remained in use long enough to be used as ...
Catharine Cockburn

Catharine Cockburn  

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(1679–1749),had her first tragedy, Agnes de Castro, performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, when she was 15 and published a year later. She wrote four other stage works, occasional poetry, and ...

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