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'''There are a number of dramatic works using this title:'''
#REDIRECT [[Une Cause Célèbre]]
(Not including the English play ''[[Cause Célèbre]]'' (1975) by Terence Rattigan.)
=''[[Une cause célèbre]]'' (1877) by Adolphe d'Ennery and Eugene Cormon=
''[[Une cause célèbre]]'' is a melodrama in six parts ("Drame en six parties") by Adolphe Phillipe d'Ennery (1811-1899)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphe_d%27Ennery] and Eugène Cormon (1811-1903)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%C3%A8ne_Cormon]
==The original text==
The tale of a French soldier wrongfully sentenced to the galleys for the murder of his wife, the play was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique  on 4 December 1877 (reviewed by Emile Zola on the 10th)[https://books.google.co.za/books?id=DPMDQprnQGUC&pg=PA111&lpg=PA111&dq=une+cause+celebre+drame+par+d%27ennery+et+cormon&source=bl&ots=YK67oOh_lJ&sig=ACfU3U3qyHeq_wq71VlTZWLTHTqgh-WSaA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiQoqWh6fTjAhUB2aQKHW8cByQQ6AEwEXoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=une%20cause%20celebre%20drame%20par%20d'ennery%20et%20cormon&f=false] thereafter opening at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin on 27 December.
The play was not that much of a success apparently and the earliest and most readily found version of the text is a short prose summary ("Compte-rendu") by Gustave Desgranges, published in 1878 (Beziers, Imprimerie du commerce de P. Rivière).
A version of the full text was published by C. Levy in 1900.
==Translations and adaptations==
Translated into English as  '''''[[Proof, or A Celebrated Case]]''''' (also found simply as either ''[[Proof]]'' or ''[[A Celebrated Case]]'') by F.C. Burnand (1836-1917)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._C._Burnand]. The English version has variously been described as a drama in a prologue and two acts, a drama in six acts (after the original French text) and a drama in a prologue and three acts. The English play was first produced in English at the Adelphi Theatre, London, in 1878. Published by [[Samuel French]], [1878?])
Was the basic text for ''[[A Celebrated Case]]'', an American silent film starring Alice Joyce, Guy Coombs and Marguerite Courtot. It is based on the 1877 play Une cause célèbre by Adolphe Philippe Dennery and Eugene Cormon. A French soldier is wrongfully sentenced to the galleys for the murder of his wife.
== Performance history in South Africa ==
1884-5: Performed by the [[Henry Harper Company]] in the new [[Theatre Royal]], Cape Town, as part of [[Henry Harper]]'s  first season as lessee and manager of the venue.
Facsimile version of the cover page of the prose retelling by Desgranges[https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k55635290.texteImage]
Henri Mitterand and Halina Suwala.1968. ''Émile Zola, journaliste: bibliographie chronologie et analytique'' (Volume 1). Presses Université Franche-Comté:p. 111[https://books.google.co.za/books?id=DPMDQprnQGUC&pg=PA111&lpg=PA111&dq=une+cause+celebre+drame+par+d%27ennery+et+cormon&source=bl&ots=YK67oOh_lJ&sig=ACfU3U3qyHeq_wq71VlTZWLTHTqgh-WSaA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiQoqWh6fTjAhUB2aQKHW8cByQQ6AEwEXoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=une%20cause%20celebre%20drame%20par%20d'ennery%20et%20cormon&f=false]
[[D.C. Boonzaier]]. 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage",  in ''SA Review'', 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in [[F.C.L. Bosman|Bosman]] 1980: pp. 374-439.)
[[F.C.L. Bosman]]. 1980. ''Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912''. Pretoria: [[J.L. van Schaik]]: pp.325
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=''[[Une cause célèbre, ou l'Héritier de Manchester]]'' by  Lurieu Gabriel ()=
''[[Une cause célèbre, ou l'Héritier de Manchester]]'', drame en 3 actes, par Lurieu Gabriel [en collaboration avec Théaulon]. [Paris, Gaîté, 25 mai 1837.] Date de l'édition originale : 1837

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