Une cause célèbre
There are a number of dramatic works using this title:
(Not including the English play Cause Célèbre (1975) by Terence Rattigan.)
Une cause célèbre (1877) by Adolphe d'Ennery and Eugene 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) 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
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.
Facsimile version of the cover page of the prose retelling by Desgranges
Henri Mitterand and Halina Suwala.1968. Émile Zola, journaliste: bibliographie chronologie et analytique (Volume 1). Presses Université Franche-Comté:p. 111
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