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Philippe Gille (1831–1901)

Gille, Philippe (zhēl). A French dramatist and journalist; born in Paris, Dec. 18, 1831; died on March 19, 1901. He was on the staff of the Petit Journal, Figaro, and Echo de Paris. As a librettist he has written to the scores of eminent composers. He produced likewise a variety of successful plays, of the kind adapted to the somewhat peculiar exigencies of the Parisian stage. ‘Gladiator’s Thirty Millions,’ ‘Jean de Nevelle,’ and ‘My Comrade’ show him probably at his best.