Gaston Arman de Caillavet

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Gaston Arman de Caillavet
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Photography of Gaston Arman de Caillavet.
Born 1869
Died 13 January 1915
Occupation Playwright
Spouse(s) Jeanne Pouquet
Children 1
Parent(s) Albert Arman de Caillavet
Léontine Lippmann
Relatives André Maurois (son-in-law)

Gaston Arman de Caillavet[1] (1869 – 13 January 1915) was a French playwright.

Early life[edit]

Gaston Arman de Caillavet was born in 1869. He was the son of Albert Arman de Caillavet and Léontine Lippmann. His maternal grandfather, Auguste Lippmann, was a banker of Jewish descent.[2]

Career[edit]

De Caillavet was a playwright.[2] From 1901 to 1915, he collaborated with Robert de Flers on many works, including light and witty operettas or comédies de boulevard, many of which were great successes.

Personal life[edit]

In April 1893 he married Jeanne Pouquet. He was a close friend of Marcel Proust who found in him and his fiancée, Jeanne Pouquet, a model of the relationship between Robert de Saint-Loup and Gilberte in his famous novel In Search of Lost Time.

Gaston and Jeanne had only one daughter, Simone, who married (second wedding) André Maurois, future biographer of Proust.[3]

Works[edit]

  • Les travaux d'Hercule, opéra bouffe in three acts, with Robert de Flers, music by Claude Terrasse, 1901
  • Le Cœur a ses raisons..., comedy in one act, with Robert de Flers, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre de la Renaissance on 13 May 1902
  • Le Sire de Vergy, opéra bouffe in three acts, with Robert de Flers, music by Claude Terrasse, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre des Variétés on 15 April 1903
  • Les Sentiers de la vertu, comedy in three acts, with Robert de Flers, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre des Nouveautés on 7 December 1903
  • La Montansier, historic comedy in 4 acts and a prologue, with Robert de Flers and Henry Ibels, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre de la Gaîté on 24 March 1904
  • Monsieur de La Palisse, opéra-bouffe in three acts, with Robert de Flers, music by Claude Terrasse, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre des Variétés on 2 November 1904
  • L'ange du foyer, comedy in three acts, with Robert de Flers, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre des Nouveautés on 19 March 1905
  • La Chance du mari, comedy in one act, with Robert de Flers, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre du Gymnase on 16 May 1906
  • Miquette et sa mère, comedy in three acts, with Robert de Flers, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre des Variétés on 2 November 1906
  • Fortunio, opera in four acts and five tableaux, after Le Chandelier by Alfred de Musset, with Robert de Flers, music by André Messager, premiered in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on 5 June 1907
  • L'Amour veille, comedy in four acts, with Robert de Flers, premiered in Paris at the Comédie-Française on 1 October 1907
  • L'éventail, comedy in four acts, with Robert de Flers, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre du Gymnase on 29 October 1907
  • Le Roi, comedy in four acts, with Robert de Flers and Emmanuel Arène, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre des Variétés on 24 April 1908
  • L'âne de Buridan, comedy in three acts, with Robert de Flers, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre du Gymnase on 19 February 1909
  • Le Bois sacré, comedy in three acts, with Robert de Flers, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre des Variétés on 22 March 1910
  • La Vendetta, opera in three acts, with Robert de Flers, after a novel by Loriot-Lecaudey, music by Jean Nouguès, premiered at the Opéra de Marseille on 27 January 1911
  • Papa, comedy in three acts, with Robert de Flers, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre du Gymnase on 11 February 1911
  • Primerose, comedy in three acts, with Robert de Flers, premiered in Paris at the Comédie-Française on 9 October 1911
  • L'Habit vert, comedy in four acts, with Robert de Flers, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre des Variétés on 16 November 1912
  • La belle aventure, comedy in three acts, with Robert de Flers and Étienne Rey, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre du Vaudeville on 23 December 1913
  • Béatrice, opera in four acts, with Robert de Flers, after a story by Charles Nodier, music by André Messager, 1914
  • Monsieur Brotonneau, play in three acts, with Robert de Flers, premiered in Paris at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin on 8 April 1914
  • Cydalise et le Chèvre-pied, ballet in two acts and three tableaux, with Robert de Flers, music by Gabriel Pierné, 1923
  • Le Jardin du paradis, musical story in four acts after Hans Christian Andersen, with Robert de Flers, music by Alfred Bruneau, 1923

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Born Mathurin Cyprien Auguste Gaston Arman
  2. ^ a b Nicault, Catherine (2009). "Comment « en être » ? Les Juifs et la Haute Société dans la seconde moitié du xixe siècle". Archives juives. 1 (42): 8–32. Retrieved June 7, 2016 – via Cairn.info. (registration required (help)). 
  3. ^ Kolbert, Jack (1985). The Worlds of André Maurois. p. 250. Susquehanna University Press. ISBN 0941664163