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Baron, Michel

Baron or Boyron, Michel m?sh?l brN or bwrN [key], 1653?1729, one of the first great French actors. A protg of Molire, he acted at the Htel de Bourgogne and at the Comdie Franaise. He brought a naturalness to the bombastic acting style established by Montfleury. In 1691 he retired at the height of his power only to return (1720) in perfect form to act with Adrienne Lecouvreur. He wrote several plays, of which L'Homme bonnes fortunes (1686) was the most popular.

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