Definitions of jules barbier

  1. A French dramatist; born in Paris, March 8, 1822. Having won success with his first effort, "A Poet"( 1847), a drama in verse, he produced "The Shades of Moliere"( 1847); "Andre Chenier"( 1849); "Willy Nilly", a comedy( 1849); and thereafter in collaboration, mostly with Michel Carre. a number of dramas and vaudevilles, also many librettos for comic operas. After the war of 1870-71 he published "The Sharpshooter, War Songs"( 1871), a collection of patriotic poems: and later two other volumes of lyrics, "The Sheaf"( 1882) and "Faded Flowers"( 1890); besides "Plays in Verse"( 1879). Died Jan., 1901.