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Eugène Scribe

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Biography

Paris, France
Augustin Eugene Scribe was the first-- and certainly the most prolific-- French dramatist/librettist of the European popular theatre. He was born in Paris on Christmas eve 1791 to a prosperous silk merchant, who was determined for his son to pursue a career in law. Scribe's interests were drawn to the theatre and he began writing plays in his teens. Read more...

Writing