(Rene) (Charles) Guilbert de Pixerecourt Biography

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René-Charles Guilbert de Pixerécourt's reputation as one of the most distinguished authors of French classical melodrama has survived to the present day. In addition to fifty-nine melodramas, he composed twenty-one drames lyriques (comic operas), seventeen vaudevilles, nine comedies, eight féeries (or pantomimes), four dramas, and two tragedies. As one of the most prolific and highly regarded writers for the popular theaters of the early nineteenth century, Pixerécourt was unusual for being able to produce works that appealed to the wide range of spectators who frequented the theaters of the Boulevard du Temple while at the same time retaining the respect of leading literary critics. This situation was a reflection of Pixerécourt's mastery of both the theatrical and literary aspects of his craft, the distinct moral positioning that he brought to his work, and an erudition...

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