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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Collection théâtrale André Antoine
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Autograph letter from Norbert, letter from R. Borel-Rosny

Autograph letter from «Norbert» to [?], dated «Falmouth, 2 mars ‘90».
Was hoping for a great success, but it will have to wait. Sends a photograph [not included]. Hopes to be there in July.
Autograph letter from R. Borel-Rosny [grand-son of novelist Rosny] to J. Sanders, dated »Le Trouquay, 11 décembre 1978».
Has placed a phone call to J.-F. Tournier about the correspondence between Zola, Antoine, Ibels, Briaud. His grand-father regretted signing the Manifeste.
Sends a typed copy of his grand-father’s speech in Médan, 2 October 1911.

Théâtre du Vieux Colombier

Théâtre du Vieux Colombier – the programme of Noces de sang, by Garcia Lorca (avril 1963) – an invitation for the opening of the exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier at the Bibliothèque nationale, 23 October 1963 – copy of a letter send by Jacques Copeau to André Antoine [18 février 1920].

Publishing contract

Publishing contract between André Antoine and Librairie Félix Alcan, for Antoine’s book Acteurs et actrices d’autrefois, dated «Paris, le 28 mai mil neuf cent vingt quatre».

Legal document

Legal document – founding of the association «Les Amis d’André Antoine», no date; typed note on Antoine’s career by André-Paul Antoine..

Play, Coriolan

Play: Coriolan (from Shakespeare), translated into French by Paul Sonniès, Librairie Paul Ollendorff, n.d. – the play was stated at the Odéon on 21 April 1910 – with a dedicace from the author to Colonna Romano: «À Mlle Colonna Romano, de l’Odéon. Hommage et souvenir de son dévoué et bien reconnaissant, Paul Sonniès.»

Ms, Antoine

Ms (incomplete: starts p. 13bis) – talk on the renewal of the theatre in France, with the arrival of Naturalism – probably by André Antoine.

Inventory (typed)

Inventory (typed) – intitled «Pièces remises à Mr. Rondel par Mr. Antoine à la Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, février 1932». – Lists all the documents given by Antoine: press clippings, magazines, ledger books, etc.


Invitations – inauguration of the Rue Antoine, in Paris (3 June, 1951 2 copies); inauguration of a plaque on Antoine’s former house (31 January, 1950).

Typed documents about Antoine’s career

Typed documents about Antoine’s career and “style” of directing actors, and his importance as a director: «Note sur André Antoine», 3 pages, n.d. [probably written by Antoine’s son]; «André Antoine», 3 pages, n.d., signed Georges Lecomte; «Le souvenir d’André Antoine», 5 pages, dated «Avril 1954», signed Jean-Jacques Bernard, with a bristol card with letterhead «22, rue Eugène-Flachat – XVIIe»; «La Comédie Française accueille Antoine», 3 pages, dated 20.6.50, signed Georges Lecomte; «Antoine», 3 pages, hand dated «mars 1941», no signature; «André Antoine», 9 pages, dated «Radio-Paris le 14 janvier 1938», signed Gabriel Reuillard; one hand-written note, dated «2 juin 1969, La Condamine», signed Denys Amiel.

L’Illustration théâtrale

-L’Illustration théâtrale, issue of 21 mars 1903 about the play Ramuntcho, by Pierre Loti Supplement to the magazine L’Illustration – L’Illustration théâtrale was not sold separately from L’Illustration Heavy repairs with scotch tape
-L’Illustration théâtrale, issue of 3 novembre 1906, text of the play La préférée, by Lucien Descaves Supplement to the magazine L’Illustration – L’Illustration théâtrale was not sold separately from L’Illustration Light repairs with scotch tape
-L’Illustration théâtrale, issue of 1er novembre 1913, text of the play La saignée, by Lucien Descaves et Nozière Supplement to the magazine L’Illustration – L’Illustration théâtrale was not sold separately from L’Illustration Repairs with scotch tape
-L’Illustration théâtrale, issue of 23 novembre 1929, text of the play L’Ascension de Virginie, by Maurice Donnay et Lucien Descaves Supplement to the magazine L’Illustration – L’Illustration théâtrale was not sold separately from L’Illustration

Various magazines

-Magazine: Le Théâtre, septembre 1904 – special issue on Théâtre Antoine.
-Magazine: Le Théâtre, septembre 1902 (incomplete) – special issue on Théâtre Antoine.
-Magazine: La Revue théâtrale, mai 1906 (cover missing) – special issue on Théâtre Antoine.
-Magazine: Le Théâtre, octobre 1905.NOTE: an article on the Théâtre de l’Odéon.
-Magazine : Comoedia illustré.2 issues : 1er avril 1911 and 1er décembre 1911.Profusely illustrated with portraits of actresses and photographs.
-Magazine : Revue illustréeIssue: 15 septembre 1889.
-Magazine : Le Théâtre et Comoedia illustré. One issue : 15 janvier 1926.
-Magazine: L’Illustration théâtrale. Journal d’actualités dramatiques publiant le texte complet des pièces nouvelles jouées dans les principaux théâtres de Paris. Two loose issues (8 December 1906 and 15 October 191?) – poor condition.

Ancey, Georges, L’avenir

Ancey, Georges, L’avenir, comédie en trois actes en prose, Paris, P.-V. Stock, Éditeur, 1898.
Proofs – wet stamp indicating «2e épreuve» (p. 1 and 145). – Various annotations (stage copy).
Wet stamp of the Censorship Bureau on the front wrapper, dated 20 janvier 1899.

Ancey, Georges, L’avenir, no wrapper

Ancey, Georges, L’avenir, no publisher’s wrapper.
Proof – wet stamp indicating «1re épreuve» (p. 145). Marked «A – souffleur». Several annotations – additional ms pages of dialogues added (p. 34; p. 84; p. 92; p. 98; p. 120; p. 134; p. 138; p. 140).

Ancey, Georges, Grand’Mère

Ancey, Georges, Grand’Mère, comédie en trois actes, Paris, Tresse & Stock, 1890.Partially uncut. With a triple dedicace: «À ma petite Madeleine chérie, Georges. – À mon petit lapin blanc, Georges. – À mon petit poulinet, Georges.»

Zola, Émile, L’assommoir

Zola, Émile, L’assommoir. Drame en cinq actes et neuf tableaux [adaptation de William Busnach et Octave Gastineau], avec une préface d’Émile Zola et un dessin de Georges Clairin, Paris, G. Charpentier, 1881. Original wrappers. Poor condition

Zola, Émile, Jacques Damour, 2 copies

Zola, Émile, Jacques Damour. Pièce en un acte. Tirée de la nouvelle d’Émile Zola par Léon Hennique, Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie, 1887. Original wrappers – stage copy marked «D». With wet stamp «Le Théâtre Libre». Second copy: 1925.

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