File 40 - Various Letters related to Antoine

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CA ON00389 C8-1-40


Various Letters related to Antoine


  • 1895-1908 (Creation)

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Autograph letter from actress Eugénie Nau to [maybe Antoine], n.d., on letterhead «Théâtre Antoine. Régisseur général». The words «Régisseur général» were crossed out; above «Eugénie Nau». Asks for an appointment to discuss a project. NOTE: Eugénie Nau was the actress who created the role of the prostitute in the stage adaptation of La fille Elisa, by the Goncourt Brothers. The play was staged at the Théâtre Libre in 1890.

Envelope (empty) addressed to actress Blanche Deneige; letterhead: «Le Courrier de la presse ‘lit tout’, renseigne sur tout…» - stamp illegible.

Autograph telegraph from Larochelle to François de Curel, stamped «2 juil. 95». Read his open letter in Le Figaro. De Curel is too modest – he should accept the invitation to be staged again on the Théâtre Libre. For the next season, there will be a play by Paul Adam and another one by Barrès. Larochelle hopes that de Curel will join them.
Autograph bristol card from A. Antoine to [?], dated «Parais, le 21 8, 1908» - on letterhead «Théâtre national de l’Odéon – Direction». Is asking his correspondent to come on Thursday – it would be the opportunity to discuss the play Le roi Louis.

Printed letter (engraved autograph) from André Antoine to the director of the newspaper L’Écho de Paris , dated «Paris, le 27 mars 1891» -- signed by Antoine in blue ink. Following an article published in L’Écho, deemed injurious by Antoine, he is reacting in writing, while waiting for the newspaper to insert his letter. Antoine will circulate the letter widely. Antoine refutes the accusations made against him by journalist Henry Bauer – concerning his management of the Théâtre Libre, as well as his private life.

Hand-written document: list of actors facing a list of roles – with the mentions «Bruxelles» and «Paris».

Autograph carte-lettre from Émile Paz to Jules Antoine, stamped «13 juin 88». Reminds Jules Antoine that Paz is not on speaking terms anymore with Antoine. Asks Jules to send him as many tickets as possible for the last show, before 2 o’clock. He knows 40 or 50 people who would be very intested to come.

Autograph letter [photocopy] from Antoine to his brother Jules, dated «Camaret, mardi 190[5]» - on letterhead «Théâtre Antoine. Direction». Apologizes that Jules has to deal with all the problems. Antoine was simply trying to avoid legal troubles. Invites his brother to join him in Camaret.

Prospectus advertising the movie Les travailleurs de la mer , directed by Antoine. With a subscription form for the Ligue maritime française.

Autograph letter from Xavier Roux to [Antoine?], n.d. Congratulates his «cher ami» on his Légion d’honneur. Their old friend Becque would be very happy. Roux is delighted.

Autograph letter signed «Un vieil abonné» to [actress Blanche Deneige, according to a handwritten note], dated «Mardi 30 octobre 1906». The «vieil abonné» makes some recommendations to the actress regarding her interpretation of the role of Catherine. He suggests playing the young woman with more restraint.

Autograph carte-pneumatique from A-P Antoine to Pierre Decourcelle, dated «Lundi», stamped «1223». Was very touched by the warm welcome offered to him by Decourcelle. Will call Decourcelle tomorrow, to have more news.

Autograph letter from [signature illegible] to [A.-P. Antoine, according to a hand-written note], dated «Le 2 mai 1949». Letter announced that the step-mother of the recipient has been very ill and is now recovering. She is waiting for the second installment of the settlement, that was signed before the notary.

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