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(stage name of Pierre Louis Dubus). Born Sept. 19, 1721, in Paris; died Dec. 18, 1799, in Beauvais. French actor.

Préville began acting in 1738 with a group of traveling actors. In 1753 he became the leading comic actor of the Comédie Française in Paris. He played comic servants’ roles in works by Molière, A.-R. Lesage, J.-F. Regnard, P. Marivaux, and F. Dancourt. Préville won fame in the history of world theater for creating the role of Figaro in Beaumarchais’s The Barber of Seville (1775). He left the stage in 1786.


Finkel’shtein, E. L. “Previl’.” In the collection Zapiski o teatre. Leningrad-Moscow, 1958.
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The centre-back watched from the bench as Nicolas de Preville gave his new club an early lead only for Angers to fire three home before the break.
Psychological distress among older adults is a significant public health concern in the US: the prevalence is estimated to range between 20% and 48% among community-dwelling older adults (Paul et al., 2006; Preville, Hebert, Bravo, & Boyer, 2002).
Having watched from the bench against Paris Saint-Germain eight days earlier, their 20-year-old January signing from Sunderland came in for his full debut in place of Nicolas de Preville - starting at the head of a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Having watched from the bench against Paris Saint-Germain eight days earlier,the 20-year-old January signing from Sunderlandcame in for his full debut in place of Nicolas de Preville, starting at the head of a 4-2-3-1 formation.
"This summer, Heineken is bringing back the innovative CoolerPack, an engineered 18-pack cardboard packaging innovation that allows consumers to chill their Heineken by simply removing the top of the case and adding ice, bringing convenience and occasion-based purchase choice to beer drinkers everywhere," says Katharine Preville, Brand Manager at Heineken USA.
Marcelo hit back after Nicolas de Preville and Malcom's penalty put a smile on Poyet's face but Gaetan Laborde put the game to bed with another spot-kick.
First, it is fairly certain the evidence presented in support of removing the Gardiner was never going to receive a hearing by Toronto City Council on the grounds of that technical evidence alone (see Preville 2015).
Morgan Sanson a egalise dans les arrets de jeu (90e+4), se rachetant bien puisqu'il etait a la reception d'une mauvaise passe qui avait permis a Nicolas De Preville d'ouvrir rapidement le score, des la 3eme minute.
Bordeaux replied on 31 minutes after Theo Pellenard demonstrated remarkable composure to thread in Nicolas de Preville who squared for Sankhare to tap into an empty net.
Gourvennec has added firepower to the ranks by prising Nicolas de Preville away from Lille but he made little impact against his old club and a repeat performance could leave Bordeaux struggling for goals.
Earlier, Lille were beaten 3-0 at promoted RC Strasbourg, conceding all three goals after striker Nicolas de Preville took over as goalkeeper following the sending off of Mike Maignan in the 63rd minute.