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Drama in five acts.


From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     A prose drama in five acts and seven tableaux, of which one is prologue.
     By Alexandre Dumas and Auguste Maquet. (It is however to be noted that Blaze de Bury states that he believes, if Dumas did have any collaborator for this piece, it was a certain young Théodore Burette.)
     A magnificently conceived picture of Rome in the latter days of the Republic, between the two Civil Wars. Blaze de Bury, Parigot and Courmeaux all praise it very highly. It depicts a stormy period, and was composed in just such another ; thus it is not surprising that the play seems to reflect the state of mind and action of Paris in those days.
     It was first performed at the Théâtre Historique on the 14th of October, 1848.
     Original edition : Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1848.
     It now forms part of Vol. IX. of the 15 Vol. edition, and of Vol. XV. in the 25 Vol series issued by Calmann-Lévy.

         References :—
     Parran: "Bibliographie d'Alex. Dumas," page 31.
     Glinel: "Alexandre Dumas et Son Œuvre," pp. 417-18.
     Simon (Gustave): "Histoire d'une Collaboration: Dumas et Maquet."
     Blaze de Bury: "Alexandre Dumas," pp. 155-63.
     Courmeaux: "Alexandre Dumas," pp. 29-30.
     Parigot: "Le Drame d'Alexandre Dumas," pp. 227-42.
     Lecomte: "Alexandre Dumas," page 118.


From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     (CLVI.) Act III., Tab. IV., Scene ii., fourteen alexandrines. This piece of verse is again used by Dumas in the few scenes written of his verse tragedy "Phèdre." (Refer to page 439.)
     (CLVII.) Act IV., Tab. V., Scene xxiv., sixteen lyric lines.
     (CLVIII.) Act V., Tab. VI., Scene v., LE CHANT DES CONJURÉS. Three nine-line stanzas, rhyming a, a, a, b, b, c, c, c, b

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