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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 838 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ERMETE NOVELLI (1851- ), Italian actor and playwright, was born in Lucca on the 5th of March 1851, the son of a prompter. He made his first appearance in 1866, and played character and leading comedy parts in the best companies between 1871 and 1884. By 1885 he had his own company, and made a great success in Paris in 1898 and 1902. He established in Rome in 1900 a new theatre, the Casa di Goldoni, on the lines of the Comedie Francaise. He dramatized Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq, and alone or in collaboration wrote several comedies and many monologues.
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