Le Gendre de M. Poirier
The play is sometimes wrongly ascribed to Augier alone.
The original text
Written in 1854, the theme broadly based on Sandeau's novel Sacs et Parchemins (1850), this was a popular play about moral values and an arranged marriage based on commercial concerns, and the ultimate triumph of love.
First performed on 8 April, 1854 in the Théâtre du Gymnase-Dramatique in Paris, it would become Augier's most love work and a standard play for the Théâtre-Française.
Translations and adaptations
The play was the source and title of Marcel Pagnol's first film , distributed in 1933.
Performance history in South Africa
John Gassner and Edward Quinn. 2002. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama. Courier Corporation, p. 37
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