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Adrienne Lecouvreur

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Adrienne Lecouvreur by Ernest Legouve is a captivating and dramatic tale that follows the life of the famous 18th-century French actress, Adrienne Lecouvreur. The novel delves into the world of theater and intrigue, painting a vivid picture of the cultural and political backdrop of Paris during that time.

The characters in the story are complex and well-developed, particularly Adrienne herself, who is portrayed as a strong and independent woman ahead of her time. The relationships between the characters are filled with passion, jealousy, and heartbreak, making for a compelling read.

Legouve's writing style is engaging and descriptive, drawing the reader into the glamorous world of the theater and the turbulent emotions of the characters. The plot is fast-paced and full of surprising twists and turns, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat until the very end.

Overall, Adrienne Lecouvreur is a beautifully crafted historical novel that will appeal to fans of drama, romance, and intrigue. It is a must-read for anyone looking for a captivating story set in a fascinating time period.

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This drama was written in 1848 for the great French tragedienne, Rachel, by Eugene Scribe and his writing partner, Ernest Legouve. Scribe is remembered for devising the compositional technique now known as the “well-made play” that dominated play-writing for most of the 19th century. This plot is loosely based on events in the life of the actress, Adrienne Lecouvreur of the Comédie-Française and the tragic outcome of her love affair with Maurice, Comte de Saxe Cast List Maurice de Saxe Andrew Latheron Prince de Bouillon Jake Malizia Abbe de Chazeuil Alan Mapstone Michonnet Adrian Stephens Poisson Greg Giordano Quinault James R. Hedrick Servant David Purdy Call-boy Jim Locke Princess de Bouillon Wendy Katz Hiller Duchess d’Aumont Matea Bracic Marquise de Sancerre Michele Eaton Countess de Beauveau Lynette Caulkins Adrienne Lecouvreur Kelly S. Taylor Mdlle. Jouvenot Joanna Michal Hoyt Mdlle. Dangeville Rebecca Brown Suzanne, the maid Jenn Broda Stage Directions Tchaikovsky

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