Scribe, Eugène

(1791-1861)
   playwright
   Born in Paris, Eugène Scribe was not well received initially, during the early years of the restoration. However, his comedies, influenced by Goldoni and diderot, soon gained great popularity, especially among the bourgeoisie, because of their praise of social success and wealth. A great creator of comic and theatrical effects, Scribe, who was also criticized for lack of taste and originality, was acknowledged as a master of his craft and eventually composed more than 350 plays and other works. Among the best known are Bertrand et Raten (1833), Le Verre d'eau (1840), Une Chaîne (1841), Le Puff ou Mensonge et Vérité (1849), and Bataille des dames (1851). He also wrote himself, or in collaboration, a number of librettos and comic operas, including La Muette de Portici (1828), La Juive (1835), Les Huguenots (1836), La Favorite (1840), and Le Prophète (1849). Scribe was elected to the Académie Française in 1836.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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