Édouard Martin (playwright)

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Édouard Martin
Edouard Martin par Lhéritier.jpg
Portrait of Édouard Martin by Lhéritier
Born Édouard Joseph Martin
19 July 1825
Melun (Seine-et-Marne
Died 10 July 1866(1866-07-10) (aged 40)
10th arrondissement of Paris
Occupation Playwright

Édouard Martin, full name Édouard Joseph Martin, (19 July 1825 [1] – 13 July 1866 [2]) was a 19th-century French playwright.

When he was a young dramatist and a friend of Edmond About and Théophile Gautier, [3] Édouard Martin was known for the comedies he wrote in collaboration with Eugène Labiche, Albert Monnier and Paul Siraudin, during the Second French Empire.

Suffering from mental illness in 1864, he died at the municipal nursing home Dubois (today hôpital Fernand-Widal (fr)) 13 July 1866. At his burial at Saint-Denis on 14 July, it was Léon Gozlan who delivered his eulogy. [4]

Works[edit]

  • 1853: Collégiens, étudiants et mercadets pour rire
  • 1855: Sous un parapluie, with Albert Monnier and Paul Siraudin
  • 1859: Madame Absalon, with Paul Siraudin
  • 1860: Jeune de cœur, with Émile de Najac
  • 1863: La Fleur des braves, withavec Ernest Mouchelet

Plays written in collaboration with Labiche and/or Monnier[edit]

Un oncle aux carottes, in collaboration with Albert Monnier

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archives départementales en ligne de Seine-et-Marne, état-civil de Melun, registre de 1825, acte n° 310 (p.312). Édouard Martin's father was a taylor.
  2. ^ Acte de décès n° 2420 (p.14) Registre des décès du 10ème arrondissement sur le site numérisé des Archives de la Ville de Paris. Albéric Second est témoin à l'acte.
  3. ^ Jules Janin, Almanach de la littérature, du théâtre et des beaux-arts, Paris, 1866, (p. 48).
  4. ^ Lockroy (dir.), Annuaire de la Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques, Paris, 1867, (p. 259).