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Comic opera in three acts written with Gérard de Nerval.

From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     This musical comedy contains fifteen songs and choruses, comprising a total of 751 lines.

From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     A comic opera in three acts, music by Hippolyte Monpou.
     This piece is admittedly by Alexandre Dumas in conjunction with Gérard de Nerval, though the name of the former alone appears on the title-page.
     In his "Art Dramatique," Théophile Gautier praises it highly, and gives it a lengthy review.
     It must, however, be admitted that Dumas is not at his best in this class of work, and only twice in after years did he attempt such.
     First performed at the Opéra Comique on the 31st of October, 1837.
     Original edition : Paris, Marchant, 1837, 8vo., pp. 84.
     Reprinted in the "Magasin Théâtral; " Paris, Marchant, 1837, large 8vo. of two columns, pp. 23.
     It now forms part of Vol. IV. of the 15 Vol. edition of the plays, and of Vol. V. in the 25 Vol. series, as issued by Calmann-Lévy.

         References :—
     Quérard: "Supercheries Littéraires Dévoilées," Vol. I., Column 1068.
     Parran: "Bibliographie d'A. Dumas," page 27
     Lecomte: "Alexandre Dumas," page 115.
     Gautier: "Art Dramatique," Série I., pp. 60-67.
     Marie (Aristide): "Gérard de Nerval," especially Chapter VI.
     Blaze de Bury: "Alexandre Dumas," pp. 272 ff.
     Grisier: "Armes et le Duel," Préface, pp. 19-35.

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