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La Chasse au chastre

The Bird of Fate

drame/play, pub:1850

A prose fantasy drama in three acts. Dramatized from the story La chasse au chastre.

From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     (CLXIX.) Act III., Tableau V., Scene i., one stanza of eleven lines, rhyming a, b, a, b, c, d, c, d, e, e, d, with a refrain of five lines, rhyming a, b, b, a, b.

From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     A fantasy in three acts and seven tableaux. (Parran, Glinel and Lecomte all say eight tableaux, but, unless there is variation between the earlier and the current editions, this is a mistake.) This piece is in prose.
     It has been drawn from the romance of the same name, published in 1841.
     Auguste Maquet is the accredited collaborator in this play, but it is one of the six which he himself asked M. Goizet to delete from those in which he had any share, which may be taken as final. Dumas was at this time deeply in Maquet's debt, and he was given a share in the profits from works with which he had nothing to do in the hope of liquidating this responsibility.
     First performed at the Théâtre Historique on the 3rd of August, 1850.
     Original edition : Paris, Marchant, 8vo. of two columns, forming part of the "Magasin Théâtral."
     It is now included in Vol. XI. of the 15 Vol. Calmann-Lévy edition of the plays, and in Vol. XVII. of the series in 25 Vols.

     Glinel: "Alexandre Dumas et Son Œuvre," page 424.
     Goizet: "Histoire Anecdotique de la Collaboration au Théâtre," page 160.
     Gautier: "Art Dramatique," Série VI., pp. 192-200.

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