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Maurice Maeterlinck


Versatile writer who was simply also known for his poetry and essays. He earned the Nobel Reward in Books in 1911. His 1st play, Princess Maleine, garnered great acclaim and from thereon out he created his symbolic design, focusing on styles concerning fatalism and mysticism. His 1906 play, The Cleverness of Blossoms, preceded an artistically dried out period, seen as a writer’s stop and melancholy. His dad, Polydore, and his mom, Mathilde, had been both rich. He is at a romantic relationship with singer-actress Georgette Leblanc for quite some time, where she became his main muse. He was employed by Samuel Goldwyn to build up concepts for film, non-e of which found fruition.

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Date Of Birth August 29, 1862
Died May 6, 1949, Nice, France
Place Of Birth Belgium
Profession Playwright
Education Ghent University
Nationality Belgian
Spouse Renée Dahon
Parents Mathilde Maeterlinck, Polydore Maeterlinck
Partner Georgette Leblanc
Awards Nobel Prize in Literature
Movies The Blue Bird, The Burgomaster of Stilemonde, Blue Bird, Monna Vanna
Star Sign Virgo

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1Samuel Goldwyn once commissioned him to write a screenplay on anything he pleased. He chose to adapt his bestselling entomological work, "The Life of a Bee." After reading a few pages of Maeterlinck's screenplay, a thoroughly dismissed Goldwyn burst out of his office yelling "My God, the hero is a bee!"
2Discussed by name in the film Without Reservations by the character played by Claudette Colbert.
3Was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1911.



Pelleas et Melisande2009TV Movie libretto
Pelléas et Mélisande1999/ITV Movie by
Pelléas et Mélisande1999/IITV Movie by
Pelléas et Mélisande1992TV Movie libretto
Pelléas et Mélisande1987TV Movie by
Mon meilleur Noël1981TV Series play - 1 episode
Maeterlinck's Blue Bird: Tyltyl and Mytyl's Adventurous Journey1980TV Series tale
Het mirakel van St. Antonius1977TV Movie novel
The Blue Bird1976play "L'Oiseau bleu"
Sinyaya ptitsa1970play "L'Oiseau bleu"
Interieur1969TV Short documentary novel
Sankt Antonius underverk1962TV Movie
A Intrusa1960TV Movie play
Grande Teatro Tupi1958TV Series 1 episode
The Blue Bird1940based on the play by
La légende de soeur Béatrix1923play
Monna Vanna1922play
The Blue Bird1918play "L'Oiseau bleu"
Pelleas and Melisande1913Short story
The Blue Bird1910Short play "L'Oiseau bleu"



Pelléas et Mélisande, le chant des aveugles2008Documentary "Pelléas et Mélisande"
Pelléas et Mélisande1999/ITV Movie "Pelléas et Mélisande"
Pelléas et Mélisande1987TV Movie "Pelléas et Mélisande"

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