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Cyrano de Bergerac, Savinien(Encyclopedia)Cyrano de Bergerac, Savinien sävnyN´ srän´ d brzhräk´ [key], 1619–55, French novelist. Satirizing the customs and beliefs of his time, he wrote two fantastic romances about visit...
Bergerac, Cyrano de(Encyclopedia)Bergerac, Cyrano de: see Cyrano de Bergerac.
Bergerac(Encyclopedia)Bergerac brzhräk´ [key], town (1990 pop. 27,886), Dordogne dept., SW France, in Périgord, on the Dordogne River. It is a farm-trade and processing center. It also has boiler works, foundries, c...
Rostand, Edmond(Encyclopedia)Rostand, Edmond dmôN´ rôstäN´ [key], 1868–1918, French poet and dramatist. In 1890 appeared his first volume of verse, Les Musardises. His first plays were light, fanciful, and charmingly poe...
Ferrer, José Vicente(Encyclopedia)Ferrer, José Vicente hs´ vsn´t frâr´ [key], 1912–92, American actor, director, and producer, b. Santurce, Puerto Rico. Ferrer made his debut in 1935 and in 1940 gained acclaim in Ch...
Carnovsky, Morris(Encyclopedia)Carnovsky, Morris kärnv´sk [key], 1897–1992, American actor, b. St. Louis. After his New York City debut in The God of Vengeance (1922), he joined the Theatre Guild and later performed with Th...
Hampden, Walter(Encyclopedia)Hampden, Walter hm´dn [key], 1879–1955, American actor, b. Brooklyn, N.Y., whose original name was Walter Hampden Dougherty. He made his first appearance in London in 1901. Returning to the Uni...
Depardieu, Gérard(Encyclopedia)Depardieu, Gérard jrärd´ dpärdyö´ [key], 1948–, French actor, b. Châteauroux. He is a versatile, highly successful actor, who has performed on stage and screen in France and also has ...
Damrosch, Walter Johannes(Encyclopedia)Damrosch, Walter Johannes, 1862–1950, German-American conductor and composer; son of Leopold Damrosch. At his father's death in 1885, he finished the season as conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, N...
Fry, Christopher(Encyclopedia)Fry, Christopher, 1907–2005, English dramatist, b. Bristol as Christopher Fry Harris. Like his friend and mentor, T. S. Eliot, he was one of the few 20th-century dramatists to write successfully in ...
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