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BROHAN (1833-1900)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 628 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BROHAN (1833-1900), also took first prize for comedy at the Conservatoire (185o). She was engaged at once by the Comedic Francaise, but instead of making her debut in some play of the repertoire of the theatre, the management put on for her benefit a new comedy by Scribe and Legouve, Les Coates de la rein de Navarre, in which she created the part of Marguerite on the 1st of September 185o. Her talents and beauty made her a success from the first, and in less than two years from her debut she was elected societaire. In 1853 she married Mario Uchard, from whom she was soon separated, and in 1858 she returned to the Comedie Frangaise in leading parts, until her retirement in 1886. Her name is associated with a great number of plays, besides those in the classical repertoire, notably Le Monde oii l'on s'ennuie, Par droit de conquete, Les Deux Veuves, and Le Lion amoureux, in which, as the " marquise de Maupas," she had one of her greatest successes.
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