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Gore Vidal¿s The Best Man (play)
PASSINGS: Patrice Chereau, Ernie Dunlevie, Marc Merson, Henry Guettel
PASSINGS: Patrice Chereau, Ernie Dunlevie, Marc Merson, Henry Guettel

Patrice Chereau Innovative director of opera, film, theater Patrice Chereau, 68, a celebrated French actor and director in film, theater and opera who was renowned for cutting-edge productions, died Monday in Paris of complications related to cancer, said the Artmedia talent agency that represented him. Impassioned by the performing arts at a young age, Chereau showed breadth as a director — from his revolutionary production of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle at the 1976 Bayreuth Festival to his blood-soaked 16th century period piece and biopic "Queen Margot," a 1994 film starring French icon Isabelle Adjani which won the Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Chereau, who headed...

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