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Theodore Barrière

Theodore Barrière (18231877), French dramatist, was born in Paris in 1823. He belonged to a family map engravers which had long been connected with the war department, and spent nine years in that service himself. The success of a vaudeville he had performed at the Beaumarchais and which was immediately snapped up for the repertory of the Palais Royal[?], showed him his real vocation. During the next thirty years he signed, alone or in collaboration, over a hundred plays; among the most successful were:
  • La Vie de bohème (1849), adapted from Henri Murger[?]’s book with the novelist’s help
  • Manon Lescaut (1851)
  • Les Filles de marbre (1853)
  • L’Héritage de Monsieur Plumet (1858)
  • Les Faux Bonshommes (1856) with Ernest Capendu[?]
  • Malheureux vaincus (1865), which was forbidden by the censor
  • Le Gascon (1878).

Barrière died in Paris on October 16, 1877.

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