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drame/play, pub:1850

See also the romance Pauline.

From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     A prose drama in five acts and ten tableaux.
     Signed by Eugène Grangé and Xavier de Montépin alone, but, says Vapereau, in collaboration with Alexandre Dumas. Moreover this is confirmed by a letter from Dumas to Maquet, quoted by M. Gustave Simon, in which the writer speaks of having frequently told his correspondent to read "Pauline" (the romance by Dumas from which the play is drawn) and see if there was not a drama in it. In the same letter he states that he has a third share in this play, "which put me to neither labour nor execution." From which it may be inferred that his share was the supplying of the plot, with such guidance as he was asked to give, and very probably a sketching out of the arrangement of the scenes, his skill in which is well known.
     First performed at the Théâtre Historique on the 1st of June, 1850.
     It was also staged at the Ambigu Comique in the same year. if we follow Vapereau.
     Original edition : Paris, Dondey-Dupré, large 8vo. of two columns, pp. 38, 1850.

         References :—
     Simon: "Histoire d'une Collaboration," pp. 130-31.
     Vapereau: "Dictionnaire Universel des Contemporains (1865)."
     Article "Xavier de Montépin."
     Thieme: "Guide Bibliographique," 1907.—Article "Xavier de Montépin."
     "Revue d'Art Dramatique," March 1st, 1889, page 272.

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