Maxime Dufferein-Chautel (mak-
Brague (brahg), Renée’s mentor, partner, and comrade in vaudeville theater. Brague is a skilled and ambitious pantomimist, swarthy but with a clean-shaven Catalan face. Although authoritative and sometimes brusque in manner, he is genuinely fond of Renée and provides her with emotional support as well as professional guidance. He arranged for the French tour and, to Renée’s delight, for a South American one to follow it.
Margot Taillandy (mahr-