Antony Mars

Antony Mars
Born22 October 1861
Died17 February 1915(1915-02-17) (aged 53)
OccupationPlaywright
Years active1885 – 1923

Antony Mars (22 October 1861 – 17 February 1915) was a French playwright

Biography[]

After he studied at a high school in Marseille, Antony March became a lawyer's clerk then an employee at the Compagnie des chemins de fer de l'Est. En 1882, he collaborated with several newspapers: La Cocarde, Le Mot d'ordre, Le Réveil (1882-1884).[1]

A friend of Paul Morisse and Raymond Bonheur,[2] he made his debut in theatre in Le Havre in 1885 with Les Droits de la femme.[3] He obtained many successes in his time but today his most famous play remains Les Surprises du divorce written in 1888 with Alexandre Bisson.

Works[]

He left a great number of plays, staged on the most famous Parisian venues: Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens, Théâtre de la Renaissance, Théâtre de Cluny, théâtre du Palais-Royal, théâtre du Gymnase or else Théâtre des Folies-Dramatiques, often presented again in the 1910s-1950s.

  • 1885: Un enlèvement, monologue comique
  • 1887: Quand on conspire !, opérette bouffe in 1 act
  • 1887: Tête folle, comédie en vaudevilles in 2 acts with distincts and music
  • 1888: Les Deux Pigeons, play in 2 acts, with songs and music, for young girls
  • 1888: Veuve Durosel ! ..., comedy in 1 act
  • 1889: La Meunière du Moulin-joli, play in 2 acts, with chorus and distincts
  • 1889: Les Maris sans femmes, comedy in 3 acts
  • 1889: Le Secret des Pardhaillan, folie-vaudeville in 1 act
  • 1889: Les Surprises du divorce, comedy in 3 acts, with Alexandre Bisson
  • 1890: À la salle de police, saynète
  • 1890: Les Douze Femmes de Japhet, vaudeville opérette in three acts
  • 1890: Un monsieur qui dîne en ville, comedy in 1 act
  • 1890: Les Vieux Maris, comédie en vaudevilles in 3 acts
  • 1891: La Demoiselle du téléphone
  • 1891: Le Mitron
  • 1892: Les Vingt-huit Jours de Clairette, vaudeville-operetta in 4 acts
  • 1892: La Bonne de chez Duval
  • 1892: 3, rue de la Pompe
  • 1893: L'Homme à l'oreille cassée
  • 1893: Un conte bleu, operetta in 3 acts
  • 1894: Barbotin et Picquoiseau, comédie en vaudevilles in two acts
  • 1894: Monsieur Gavroche, comédie en vaudevilles in two acts with chorus and distincts
  • 1895: La Dot de Brigitte, operetta in 3 acts
  • 1896: Le Voyage de Corbillon
  • 1896: L'Hôtel du lac, vaudeville in two acts
  • 1896: Le Mari d'Hortense, comedy in 1 act
  • 1896: Rose et Blanche, comedy in two acts, with chorus and distincts
  • 1896: Sa majesté l'amour, operetta with extravaganza in 3 acts
  • 1896: Le Truc de Séraphin, comedy in three acts, with Maurice Desvallières
  • 1897: Les Fêtards, operetta in 3 acts, with Maurice Hennequin
  • 1897: La Succession Beaugaillard, comédie en vaudevilles in three acts
  • 1898: Le Docteur Oscar, comédie en vaudevilles in 1 act
  • 1899: La Mouche
  • 1899: La Poule blanche
  • 1899: La Meunière du Moulin-joli, comedy in 2 acts, with chorus and distincts
  • 1901: Le Billet de logement, comédie en vaudevilles in 3 acts
  • 1902: La Petite Cendrillon, operetta in 2 acts
  • 1903: La Marmotte
  • 1906: Le Fils à papa, comédie en vaudevilles in 3 acts, with Maurice Desvallières
  • 1909: La Revanche d'Ève
  • 1911: Madame l'Amirale
  • 1911: La Roue de la fortune, comédie en vaudevilles in 2 acts
  • 1911: Mon ami Chose !..., comédie en vaudevilles in 1 act, for young men
  • 1912: Son Altesse, comédie en vaudevilles in 2 acts
  • 1913: La Chaste Suzanne, operetta in 3 acts (a French version of Die keusche Susanne which is based on Le Fils à papa, 1906)
  • 1923: La Mort d'Arthème Lapin, drame parodique (mélimélodrama) in 1 act

Filmography[]

References[]

  1. ^ Christophe Charle, Théâtres en capitales, Albin Michel, 2008, p.168
  2. ^ Guillaume Labussière, Raymond Bonheur, 1861-1939, L'Harmattan, 2005, p.193
  3. ^ Henry Gidel, Le Vaudeville, PUF, 1986, p.91

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