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The Tsoca were settled at Le Canneta village near Canneswhere they owned an estate, planted with olive trees. A night’s frost killed all the trees and the family was ruined.

He was in succession a book-keeper at a commercial establishment, a professor of book-keeping, the head of a provincial school, then a private tutor and a schoolmaster in Paris, besides editing grammars, dictionaries and treatises on various subjects. With all these occupations, he hardly succeeded in making a livelihood, and when he retired to his native country, Victorien was left on toscaa own resources.

He had begun studying medicine, but had to desist for want of funds. He taught French to foreign pupils: At the same time he was trying to make headway in the literary world.

Victorien Sardou made efforts to attract the attention of Mlle Racheland to win her support by submitting to her a sadrou, La Reine Ulfrafounded on an old Swedish chronicle.

La Taverne was withdrawn after five nights. Another drama by Sardou, Bernard Palissywas accepted at the same theatre, but the arrangement was cancelled in consequence of a change in the management.

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A Canadian play, Fleur de Lianewould have been produced at the Ambigu but for the death of the manager. Le Bossuwhich he wrote for Charles Albert Fechterdid not satisfy the sardoou and when the play was successfully produced, the nominal authorship, by some unfortunate arrangement, had been transferred to other men. InSardou felt the pangs of actual want, and his misfortunes culminated in an attack of typhoid fever. He was living in poverty and was dying in his garretsurrounded with his rejected manuscripts.


A lady who was living in the same house unexpectedly came to his assistance. She nursed him, cured him, and, when he was well again, introduced him to her friend.

Fortune began to smile on the author. Les Pattes de moucheafterwards anglicized as A Scrap of Paper obtained a similar success at the Gymnase. This was later adapted by Umberto Giordanoand he made an opera entitled Fedora. The play dealt with nihilismwhich was coined from Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev.

He struck a new vein by introducing a strong historic element in some of his dramatic romances. The last named was written expressly for Sir Henry Irving tozca, and produced at the Lyceum theatre in London, as was Dante The Napoleonic era was revived in La Tosca In many of these plays, however, it was too obvious that a thin varnish of historic ssardou, acquired for the purpose, had been artificially laid on to cover modern thoughts and victoriien.

He had been ill for a long time. Official cause of death was from pulmonary congestion. It was reported in Stephen Sadler Stanton’s intro to Camille and Other Plays that Sardou would read the first act of one of Scribe’s plays, rewrite the rest, and then toca the two.

One of his first goals when writing was to devise a central conflict followed by a powerful climax. From there, he would work backwards to establish the action leading lx to it. He believed conflict was the key to drama. He was ranked with the two undisputed leaders of dramatic art ,a that time, Augier and Dumas.

He lacked the powerful humour, the eloquence and moral vigour of the former, the passionate conviction and pungent wit of the latter, but he was a master of clever and easy flowing dialogue.

He adhered to Scribe’s constructive methods, which combined the three old kinds of comedy —the comedy of character, of manners and of intrigue— with the drame bourgeoisand blended the heterogeneous elements into a compact body and living unity. He was sardlu less dexterous in handling his materials than his master had been before him, and at the same time opened a wider field to social satire.


He ridiculed the vulgar and selfish middle-class person in Nos Intimes Oh, if it had but been an opera! Shaw believed that Sardou’s contrived dramatic machinery was creaky and that his plays were empty of ideas.

La Tosca: Drame en cinq actes by Victorien Sardou

Sardou’s advice to young playwrights on how to be successful was to “Torture the women! After producer Sir Squire Bancroft saw the dress rehearsal sxrdou Fedorahe said in his memoirs “In five minutes the audience was under a spell which did not once abate throughout the whole four acts.

Never was treatment of a strange and dangerous subject more masterly, never was acting more superb than Sarah showed that day. In New Orleans, during the period when much of its upper class still spoke French, Antoine Alciatore, founder of the famous old restaurant Antoine’sinvented a dish called Eggs Sardou in honor of the playwright’s visit to the city.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The New York Times. The New York TimesOctober 24, La Tosca by Victorien Sardou Tosca Tosca discography ” Recondita armonia ” ” Vissi d’arte ” ” E lucevan le stelle “.

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