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Meurice, Francois Paul

MEURICE, FRANCOIS PAUL (1818-1905), French dramatist, was born in Paris on the 7th of February 1818. In 1848 he became the editor of the &enement, founded by Victor Hugo, and in 1869 he was one of the promoters of the Rappel, a journal on similar lines. He was the literary executor of Victor Hugo, and edited his works (1880-1885). In collaboration with Auguste Vacquerie and Theophile Gautier, he produced Falstaff (1842), a play in imitation of Shakespeare, and in 1843 an imitation of the Antigone; and with Alexandre Dumas a Hamlet (1847). He also wrote Benvenuto Cellini (1852), Schamyl (1854), Stntensec (1893), and dramatic versions of Les Miserabks (1878), Notre Dame de Paris (1876), Quatre-vingt-treize (1881). He died on the 12th of December 1905.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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