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The Plays of Jules Verne
Les pieces de Jules Verne

(performed / not performed during life of Verne)

Information on this page based on Bibliographie succincte des oeuvres théatrales de Jules Verne by O. Dumas, as published in Monsieur de Chimpanzé, 1981, Buletin Société Jules Verne, #57.

It has been supplemented by information from other sources including http://jv.gilead.org.il/biblio/plays.html

Plays that were performed during the life of Jules Verne

Title Date Written Date published/performed
Les Pailles rompues [PA]
(comedy, 1 act in verse)
1849 pub: 1850 - Editions Beck
perf: 1850, June 12 - Théâtre historiques
Le Colin-maillard [CV]
(comic opera in one act,
written with M. Carré, music by Aristide Hignard)
1852 pub: 1853 - Michel Lévy frères
perf: 1853, April 28 - Théâtre lyriques
Les Compagnons de la Marjolaine [CW]
(comic opera, 1 act, written with M. Carré)
1853 pub: 1855 - Michel Lévy frères
perf: 1855, June 6 - Théâtre lyriques
Monsieur de Chimpanzé [MD]
(operetta, 1 act, music by A. Hignard)
1857 perf: 1858, February 17 - Bouffes Parisiens
pub: 1981 - Bulletin Société Jules Verne, #57
Le Page de Madame Malbrough [RM]
(operetta, 1 act, written by Edward Vierne, music by F Barbier)
NOTE: NOT WRITTEN by Jules Verne
perf: 1858, October 28 - Folies-Nouvelles
L'Auberge des Ardennes [AB]
(comic opera, 1 act, written with M. Carré, music by Aristide Hignard
pub: 1860 - Michel Lévy frères
perf: 1860, September 1 - Théâtre lyriques
Onze jours de siège [OJ]
(comedy, 3 acts, written with Ch. Wallut and Victorien Sardou)
1857-1860 pub: 1861 - Michel Lévy frères
perf: 1861, June 1 - Théâtre du Vaudeville
Un neveu d'Amérique ou Les deux Frontignac [NA]
(vaudeville comedy, 3 acts)
1861 pub: 1873 - Hetzel
perf: 1873, April 17 - Théâtre Cluny
Le Tours du Monde en 80 jours [TN]
(play in 5 acts and 1 prologue, written first with Edouard Cadol, then written with Adolphe d'Ennery, music by Jean-Jacques Debillemont)
1873 pub: 1881 - Hetzel
perf: 1874, Nov 7 - Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin
Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant [EH]
(play in 5 acts and 1 prologue, d'Ennery, music by Jean-Jacques Debillemont)
1875 pub: 1881 - Hetzel
perf: 1878, December 26 - Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin
Michel Strogoff [MJ]
(play in 5 acts, written with Adolphe d'Ennery)
1876-1880 pub: 1881 - Hetzel
perf: 1880, November 17 - Théâtre du Châtelet
Voyages à travers l'impossible [VE]
(play in 3 acts, written with Adolphe d'Ennery, music by O. de Lagoanere)
1879-1882 pub: 1981 - J. J. Paubert
pub English:
perf: 1882, November 25 - Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin
Kéraban le tetu [KE]
(play in 5 acts)
1882 pub: Société Jules Verne
perf: 1883, September 3 - Théâtre de la Gaîté lyrique
Mathias Sandorf [MF]
(play in 5 acts, written by William Busnach and Georges Maurens)
NOTE: NOT WRITTEN by Jules Verne
pub: 1992 - Société Jules Verne
perf: 1887, November 27 - Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique

Plays that were NOT performed during the life of Jules Verne

Title
Date Written
Date performed/published
Untitled [TV]
a tragedy in verse
pour le théâtre des marionnettes Riquiqui de Nantes (play)
1845
no known manuscript
Alexandre VI - 1503 [AX]
(play - tragedy, 5 acts in verse)
1847 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 2,
1991
pp. 441- 553
La Conspiration des Poudres [CP]
(play - tragedy, 5 acts in verse)
1848 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 2,
1991
pp. 555-725
De Charybde en Scylla [CZ]
(play - vaudeville, 1 act)
1848 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 2,
1991
pp. 957-1000
Le Quart d'heure de Rabelais [QH]
(play - comedy, 1 act in verse)
1848 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 1
1991
pp. 147-171
Don Galaor [DG]
(play - synopsis only)
1848 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 1
1991
pp. 9-20
Un drame sous Louis XV [DR]
(play - tragedy, 5 acts in verse)
1849 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 2
1991
pp.727-841
Abd'allah [AB]
(play - vaudeville, in 2 acts)
1849 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 1
1991
pp. 39-43 and 173-252 
Le Coq de bruyère [CY]
(play - synopsis only)
1849 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 1
1991
pp.21-27
On a souvent besoin d'un plus petit que so [ON]
(play - synopsis only)
1849 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 1
1991
pp. 29-37
La Guimard [GD]
(play - comedy, 2 acts in prose)
1850 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 2,
1991
pp. 291- 360
Quiridine et Quiridinerit [QQ]
(play - in verse)
1850 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 2,
1991
pp. 843-956
La mille et deuxième nuit [MX]
(play - libretto for a lyrical work - music by A. Hignard)
1850 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 1
1991
pp. 253-287
Les Savants [SV]
(play - comedy, 3 acts in verse)
1851 manuscript is considered lost
Une promenade en mer [PN]
vaudeville in 1 act in verse
1848-1851 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 1
1991
pp. 83-145
Les Châteaux en Californie ou Pierre quie roule n'amasse pas mousse [CA]
(play - comedy proverb, 1 act)
1851 pub: 1852 - Musee des familles
+ 1978 Portrait de l’artiste jeune,
Gallimard, Paris
perf: 1969 - Turin, Italy
La Tour de Monthléry [TY]
(play - drama, 3 acts in verse)
1852 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 1
1991
pp. 361-397
Monna Lisa (or Léonard de Vinci or La Joconde) [LV]
(play - comedy, 1 act in verse) 1852
1852 perf: 1874 - read at the Academy of Amiens
pub: 1974 - Cahiers de l'Herne
Un fils adoptif [FA]
(play - comedy, written with Ch. Wallut)
1853 pub: 2000 - Bulletin Société Jules Verne, #140
Les Heureux du jour [HE]
(play - comedy, 5 acts in verse)
1853 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 2
1991
pp. 1001- 1136
Guerre aux tyrans [GT]
(play - comedy, 1 act in verse)
1854 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 2
1991
pp. 1137-1208
Au bord de l'Adour
(play - comedy)
1855 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 2
1991
pp. 1209-1255
Les Sabines [SB]
(play/operetta, written with Ch Wallut, reste 1 act)
1857 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 1
1991
pp. 399-438
Le Pole Nord [PH]
(play, based on Captain Hatteras)
1871-1872 Manuscrits nantais, vol. 1
1991
pp. 45-48
Les Tribulations d'un chinois en Chine [TD]
(play - a project refused by d'Ennery)
1888-1890 no known manuscript
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