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Le Major de Strasbourg

The Major of Strasbourg

drame/play, pub:1821, action:1810

Dumas' first work. One-act vaudeville comedy (farce) in couplets, written with Adolphe de Leuven. The hero is a retired officer who had fought in Waterloo and Leipzig who expresses his patriotism in rhymed couplets.

From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     About the same time, Dumas and de Leuven composed "Le Major de Strasbourg," a play in verse. A few lines have been preserved by the former, who quotes them in Chapter LXI. of his "Mémoires," otherwise this too has disappeared. Dumas states that it resembled too much a play then receiving a successful hearing, and entitled : "Le Soldat Laboureur."

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