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ETIENNE ARNAL (1794–1872)

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 625 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ETIENNE ARNAL (1794–1872), French actor, was born at Meulan, Seine-et-Oise, on the 1st of February 1794. After serving in the army, and working in a button factory, he took to the stage. His first appearance (1815) was in tragedy, and for some time he was unsuccessful; it was not until 1827 that he showed his real ability in comedy parts, especially in plays by Felix August Duvert (1795-1876) and Augustin Theodore Lauzanne (18o5–1877), whose Cabinets particuliers (1832), Le Mari de la dame de chceurs (1837), Passe minuit, L'Homme blase (1843), La Clef dans le dos (1848),&c.,contained parts written for him. He was twenty years at the Vaudeville, and completed at the various. Parisian theatres a stage career of nearly half a century. Arnal was the author of Epitre d bouffe (184o), which is reprinted in his volume of poetry, Boutades en vers (1861).
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