Other Plays by Georges Courteline
Courteline, Georges (aka Georges Moineaux Courteline, French playwright, novelist, b. Turns, France, June 25, 1858-d. Paris, France, June 25, 1929), “These Cornfields,”
a __-minute play in English, set in _____, _____,
© ____ by Georges Courteline;
• in Georges Courteline’s These Cornfields (New York: Samuel French, Inc., ____);
• script/rights available from Samuel French’s Archives, SF 22060, in manuscript only or remaindered; Samuel French, Inc., 25 West 45th Street, New York, New York 10010-2751, U.S.A., telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429, http://www.samuelfrench.com; or 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90046-2795, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570, fax 213-876-6822; or 80 Richmond Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1P1, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416-363-1108; or Samuel French, Ltd, 52 Fitzroy Street, London W1P 6JR, England.
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• “Born Georges Victor Marcel Moinaux, in Tours in the Indre-et-Loire département, his family moved to Paris shortly after his birth. During the time of the Paris Commune, at age 13, he was sent to study at Collège de Meaux and after graduation in 1876, he went on to serve in the French military before taking a job as a civil servant. Interested in poetry and authorship, he became involved writing poetry reviews and was part of a small newspaper. By the 1890s, he had begun writing plays under the name Courteline for the theaters of Montmartre where he lived. Gifted with a quick wit, he became a leading dramatist, producing many plays as well as a number of novels. The overall tone of his works was satirical in nature, often making fun of everything from the wealthy elitists of Paris to the bloated government bureaucracies. In 1899, Courteline was awarded the Legion of Honor and in 1926 was elected to the Académie Goncourt. In 1929, Georges Courteline died on his 71st birthday in Paris and was interred there in the Père Lachaise Cemetery. Rue de Lariche, the street in the city of Tours where he was born, was renamed in his honour.”—Georges Courteline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Courteline, accessed January 11, 2007.
• Research could include Georges Courteline’s A Rule is a Rule: Four Playlets, The Tulane Drama Review, vol. 3, no. 1 (October, 1958), pp. 61-80.
• A chronological list of sources follows.
• Research should include Georges Courteline’s Monsieur Badin scene de la vie de bureau: saynete en un acte (Paris: E. Flammarion, [1899?]), LCCN 53-53716, other title L’extra-lucide.
• Also, research should include Georges Courteline’s L’affaire Champignon: fantaisie judiciaire en un acte, Les Pieces a succes series, 2, no 30 (Paris, E. Flammarion, ), LCCN 53-53712, with Jules Moinaux’s (1825-1895) Les tribunaux comiques, and Pierre Eugene Veber (1869-____) as joint author.
• Also, research should include Georges Courteline and Edouard Nores’ Le gendarme est sans pitie, Les Pieces a succes series, no. 13 (Paris: E. Flamarion, , LCCN 53-53711 Also, research should include Georges Courteline and Pierre Wolff’s La cruche, L’Illustration theatrale series, 186, 19 aout 1911 ([Paris] ), LCCN ac 34-2957.
• Also, research should include Georges Courteline’s La philosphie de Georges Courteline, nouv. ed., rev. et considerablement augm. (Paris: E. Flammarion, [c1922]), LCCN 22-9890.
• Also, research should include Georges Courteline’s Theatre choisi, orne de dessins de Gus Bofa (Paris: Societe litteraire de France, 1924), LCCN 27-212.
• Also, research should include Georges Courteline’s Les plus belles pages de Courteline (Paris: Flammarion, [c1932], LCCN 33-4189.
• Also, research should include Georges Courteline’s Theatre (Paris: E. Flammarion, [1933-38]), LCCN 38-31709.
• Also, research should include Georges Courteline’s Les balances: comedie en un acte (Paris: Flammarion, ), LCCN 86-869584.
• Also, research should include Georges Courteline’s Plays (New York: Theatre Arts Books, [1961-]) LCCN 61-5899.
• Also, research should include Georges Courteline’s Le paix chez soi: La peur des coups, a sound recording ([n. p.] Spoken Arts 786, ), LCCN r 61-421, p. 2 s. 12 in. 33 1/3 rpm. microgroove, one-act plays with incidental music by Miriam Brickman, with Emile de Hervin and Catherine Clouzot (in both plays), biographical notes in English on slipcase.
• Also, research should include Georges Courteline’s Article 330, a sound recording, French plays, performed by the Rodale French Theatre, RO 3 ([Emmaus, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.:] Rodale Books [1963?]), LCCN r 67-409, p. 1/2 s. 12 in. rpm. microgroove, program notes on slipcase (published with Jules Renard’s Le pain de menage).
• Also, research should include Georges Courteline’s Theatre, chronologie et introduction par Francis Pruner, Texte integral series, 65 (Paris: Garner-Flammarion, c1965), LCCN 90-206610, containing “Boubouroche,” “La peur des coups,” “Monsieur Badin,” “Les Boulingrin,” “Le gendarme est sans pitie,” “Le commissaire est bon enfant,” “L’article 330,” “Les balances,” “La paix chez soi,” “La conversion d’Alceste,” and “La cruche”).
• Also, research should include Georges Courteline’s Trois comedies de Courteline (Lincolnwood, Illinois, U.S.A.: National Textbook Corporation, 1966), LCCN 66-16449.
• Also, research should include Georges Courteline and Edouard Nores’ Le Gendarme est sans pitie (suivi de) La Peur des coups, Theodore cherche des allumettes (et) La Cruche, Le Livre de poche series, 4016 (Paris: Le Livre de poche, 1974), ISBN 2253002550, reprint of the edition published by Flammarion, Paris.
• Also, research should include Georges Courteline’s Le Commissaire est bon enfant: theatre, Le Livre de poche series, 3842 (Paris: Le Livre de poche, 1974), ISBN 2253000353 (published with “L’Article 330,” “Les balances,” and __-minute “La paix chez soi”).
• Also, research should include Three Popular French Comedies, translations from the French originals into English and notes by Albert Bermel (New York: Ungar, ), ISBN 0804420416, ISBN 0804460442, containing Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais’ (1732-1799) 'The Barber of Seville' [Barbier de Seville], Georges Courteline and J. Levy’s 'The Commissioner Has a Big Heart' [Commissaire est bon enfant], and Eugene Labiche (1815-1888) and A. Delacour’s 'Pots of Money' [Cagnotte].
• Also, research should include Cinq petites comedies, edited by R[ichard] de Roussy de Sales, French Drama series (Lincolnwood, Illinois, U.S.A: National Textbook Company, c1989), ISBN 0844210420, five famous French comedies especially adapted for intermediate students, including Tristan Bernard’s (1866-1947) “Antoinette, ou, Le retour du marquis,” Tristan Bernard’s “Un mystère sans importance,” Courteline’s “Monsieur Badin,” Moliere’s (1622-1673) “Monsieur Jourdain et le maitre de philosophie,” and Moliere’s “Le mariage force”).
• Also, research should include Vajiravudh, King of Thailand’s (1881-1925) Khadi samkhan, in Orien Thai [L’affaire Champignon, French original by Georges Courteline] ([s.l.: n.p., 19__?]), LCCN 76-984670, other title Dusit samit.
• Photograph from michel.bernard.online.fr, accessed January 11, 2007.
Other Plays by Georges Courteline