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Title: De Toneelspeler. Orig. edn.
Description: 's-Gravenhage, A.A.M. Stols/J.-P. Barth, s.d. [circa], 1950. Small 8°. Orig. cloth, publ. monogramme in gilt on front cover, title in gilt on spine, dustjacket designed by Th. de Haan, with an illustration on front side after a drawing by Willy Rieser, repeated on verso of hftitle. 183pp. Table of contents. Historical novel describing life and times of the ninteenth century french actor and playwright Frédérick Lemaître (Antoine Louis Prosper Lemaître, 1800-1876). He made his first appearance at a variety performance in one of the basement restaurants at the Palais Royal. At the Ambigu on the 12th of July 1823 he played the part of Robert Macaire in l'Auberge des Arts. The melodrama was played seriously on the first night and was received with little favour, but it was changed on the second night to burlesque, and thanks to him had a great success. All of Paris came to see it, and from that day he was famous. With great success he played at the Porte St. Martin and at the Odéon. Favoured by Balzac, Victor Hugo and Dumas he became very popular indeed. NOT called-for in Royal Dutch Library, KB. Very good copy.

Keywords: theatre performance performing art history novel playwright actor acting french france paris nineteenth centiry entertainment odéon

Price: EUR 60.00 = appr. US$ 65.21 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 45853