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Alexandre Bisson (1848–1912)

Bisson, Alexandre (bis-sô‘). A French dramatist and musical composer; born in 1848; died in 1912. His vaudeville ‘Four Cuts with a Penknife’ (1873) won for him instant celebrity. ‘The Deputy from Bombignac’ is his masterpiece. Other comedies or operettas were: ‘The Late Toupinel’ (1890); ‘The Joys of Paternity’ (1891); ‘The Pont-Biquet Family’ (1892); ‘Madame X.’ With Théodore de Lajarte he was joint author of a ‘Grammar of Music’ (1879) and of a ‘Little Encyclopædia of Music’ (1881).