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Augustin Eugène Scribe

Scribe, Augustin Eugène (1791–1861), French playwright and opera librettist. His “well-made plays,” realistic dramas constructed according to a formula including a climactic revelation that dictates consequences of the characters' actions, influenced such modern playwrights as George Bernard Shaw and Arthur Miller. Among his works are the plays Adrienne Lecouvreur (1849) and The Ladies' Battle (1851) and the opera librettos for Auber's Fra Diavolo and Meyerbeer's The Huguenots.

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