Henry Becque

Becque, Henry François

Henry François Becque (äNrē´ fräNswä´ bĕk), 1837–99, French dramatist. His plays, which portrayed Parisian life in realistic detail, influenced French naturalistic drama. Among them are Les Corbeaux (1882) and La Parisienne (1885), translated in the volume The Vultures, The Woman of Paris, The Merry-go-round (1913).

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Representative Continental Dramas: Revolutionary and Transitional
Montrose J. Moses.
Boston, Little, Brown, and Company, 1924
Librarian’s tip: "The Vultures (1882)" by Henry Becque begins on p. 503
FREE! Iconoclasts: A Book of Dramatists
James Huneker.
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905
Librarian’s tip: Chap. III "Henry Becque"
Antoine and the Théâtre-Libre
Samuel Montefiore Waxman.
Harvard University Press, 1926
Librarian’s tip: Chap. II "Henry Becque (And the Caravan Passes)"
A Study of the Modern Drama: A Handbook for the Study and Appreciation of the Best Plays, European, English and American, of the Last Half Century
Barrett H. Clark.
D. Appleton, 1925
Librarian’s tip: "Henry Becque" begins on p. 122
An Outline of Contemporary Drama
Thomas H. Dickinson.
Houghton Mifflin, 1927
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Henry Becque begins on p. 122
The Flower and the Castle: An Introduction to Modern Drama
Maurice Valency.
Macmillan, 1963
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Henry Becque begins on p. 105
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