Croisset, Francis de
CROISSET, FRANCIS DE
CROISSET, FRANCIS DE , pen name of Frantz Wiener (1877–1937), playwright. Born in Brussels, Croisset made his reputation in Paris, where he wrote many plays of the "boulevard" type, notably Qui trop embrasse (1899); Chérubin (1901), which was set to music by Jules Massenet; Le paon (1904); and Le coeur dispose (1912). He also wrote some plays in collaboration with R. de Flers; Nos marionettes (1928; Our Puppet Show, 1929); essays on the drama; a novel, La Dame de Malacca (1935; Lady in Malacca, 1936); and travel books such as Le dragon blessé (1936; The Wounded Dragon, 1937) on the Far East.