Verniana — Jules Verne Studies / Etudes Jules Verne — Volume 2 (2009–2010) — 11–22

Les Mystères du deuxième acte – à propos d'un fragment dramatique de Jules Verne (et quelques autres)

Volker Dehs


There still remain certain unresolved questions about Jules Verne’s life; his relationship with the theater, for example, is especially notable. The specific focus of the article which follows is a Vernian play recently published but of which only the second act survives. The article's author identifies the play's original title as well as the names of two Verne's collaborators and offers probable reasons why this work, although accepted by the Théâtre de Cluny in 1883, was never performed on stage.

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