Henri Bernstein

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Henri Bernstein ca. 1917

Henri-Léon-Gustave-Charles Bernstein (20 June 1876, Paris – 27 November 1953, Paris) was a French playwright associated with Boulevard theatre.

The far-right royalist Camelots du Roi youth organization of the Action française organized an anti-Semitic riot against a production of one of his plays in 1911. During the Second World War, he fled to the United States and lived in New York at the Waldorf Astoria. Jean-Pierre Aumont relates in his work Le Soleil et les Ombres (Robert Laffont, 1976) the luxury in which he lived, as well as his general lack of interest in the war.

He is buried in the Cimetière de Passy in Paris.

Works[edit]

  • Le Marché, (the market) 1900
  • Le Détour (1902)
  • Joujou (1902)
  • Le Bercail (1904)
  • La Rafale, Whirlwind, 1905
  • La Griffe, La Renaissance, 1906
  • Le Voleur (The Thief) 1906
  • Samson, 1907
  • Israël, 1908
  • Après moi (After Me) 1911
  • L'Assaut (The Assault) (1912)
  • Le Secret, 1913
  • Judith, 1922
  • La Galerie des glaces (The Hall of Mirrors) 1924
  • Félix (1926)
  • Mélo, 1929
  • Le Bonheur ( Happiness) (1933)
  • Le Cœur (The Heart) (1936)
  • Le Messager, 1937
  • Elvire (1939)
  • La Soif (The Thirst) (1949)
  • Victor, 1950
  • Evangéline (1952)
  • Espoir (Hope) (1955)
  • Le Venin (The Poison) (date unknown)

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