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Pierre Decourcelle (1856–1926)

Decourcelle, Pierre (dė-kör-sel’). A French dramatist; born at Paris, Jan. 25, 1856; died in 1926. His first work was the five-act drama, ‘The Ace of Clubs,’ written for Sara Bernhardt; it had an extraordinary success. Then followed a succession of comedies, dramas, comic-opera libretti, and dramatizations of popular novels, written by him individually or in collaboration with other authors; among them: ‘The Amazon’ (1885); ‘Madame Cartridge’; ‘The Abbé Constantin’ (founded on Halévy’s story); ‘The Man with the Broken Ear’ (after About). He wrote also a sensational novel, ‘The Gray Hat’ (1887), and ‘Fanfan’ (1889), both of which were received with great popular favor.