Marcel Dubé, Canadian playwright, Died at 86

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Marcel Dubé was born on January 3, 1930, and died on April 7, 2016.

He was a Canadian playwright.

He produced over 300 works for radio, television and the stage.

Marcel Dubé concerns for the preservation and sanctity of the French language in Quebec was a primary focus of his career.

He studied at Collège Sainte-Marie where he first became interested in theatre, frequenting the school’s auditorium, the historic Salle du Gésu.

Some of the plays he wrote there were so successful that he was soon able to write for a living.

Marcel Dubé founded the group Jeune Scène which at the Dominion Drama Festival in 1953 won several awards with his own play, De l’autre côté du mur which later became Zone.

For the next five years, Radio-Canada presented, on radio and television, over 30 of his works (many of which he later adapted to the stage).

Marcel Dubé has produced over 300 works for radio, television and the stage.

His concerns for the preservation and sanctity of the French language in Quebec and around the world drove him into many other organizations.

Marcel Dubé was the first secretary, then president, of the Conseil de la langue française, president of the Rencontres francophones du Québec and co-founder and director of the Sécretariat permanent des peuples francophones.

Marcel Dubé was named an Officer of the Order of Canada, in February 2001 and in 1993 became an Officer of the Order of Quebec.

Marcel Dubé passed away at 86 yrs old.

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