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Le Nouveau Simbad ou La noce et l'enterrement

The Wedding and the Burial

drame/play, pub:1826, action:1750

A widower refuses to be buried with his spouse, contrary to the current tradition.

Three-act poetic vaudeville, written with Espérance-Hippolyte Lassagne and Vulpian. Part of Théâtre complet.

From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     A vaudeville in three tableaux. Drawn, as regards its central theme only, from one of the adventures of "Sinbad the Sailor." Without being of great importance, it does not lack for wit. Its verse is very indifferent.
     First performed at the Porte Saint Martin Théâtre on the 21st of November, 1826.
     It was announced as by MM. Davy (Dumas), Lassagne and Gustave (Vulpian).
     Original edition : Paris, Bezou, 1826, 8vo., pp. 48.
     It is now to be found in the first volume of each of the two Calmann-Lévy editions of the Plays of Dumas.

         References :—-
     Dumas: "Mémoires," Chapter CVII.
     Quérard: "Supercheries Littéraires Dévoilées," Vol. I., Column 1051
     Glinel: "Alexandre Dumas et Son Œuvre," pp. 169-173, 186.
     Albert: "Les Théâtres des Boulevards," page 310.

From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     This much collaborated vaudeville contains in all 29 songs and choruses, comprising 486 lines. There is no means of knowing which of these are to be attributed to Dumas, nor has he claimed any.

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