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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 315 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRANCOIS PAUL MEURICE (1818-1905), French dramatist, was born in Paris on the 7th of February 1818. In 1848 he became the editor of the Evenement, founded by Victor Hugo, and in 1869 he was one of the promoters of the Rappel, a journal on similar lines. He was the literary executor of Victor Hugo, and edited his works (1880-1885). In collaboration with Auguste Vacquerie and Theophile Gautier, he produced Falstaff (1842), a play in imitation of Shakespeare, and in 1843 an imitation of the Antigone; and with Alexandre Dumas a Hamlet (1847). He also wrote Benvenuto Cellini (1852), Schamyl (1854), Struensee (1893), and dramatic versions of Les Miserables (1878), Notre Dame de Paris (1876), Quatre-vingt-treize (1881). He died on the 12th of December 1905.
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