Joseph Isidore Samson
|Joseph Isidore Samson|
Pencil and charcoal sketch (1850)
2 July 1793|
|Died||28 March 1871
|Alma mater||Conservatoire de Paris|
|Occupation||actor, playwright, professor|
|Employer||Comédie-Française, Conservatoire de Paris|
Samson was born at Saint-Denis, near Paris, the son of a restaurateur. He took first prize for comedy at the Conservatoire in 1812, married an actress with whom he had toured in France, and joined the Comédie-Française in 1826. There he remained until 1863, creating more than 250 parts.
In 1829 Samson became a professor at the Conservatoire, under whom Rachel Félix (1821–1858), Rose Cheri (1824–1861), the Brohans and others were trained. He wrote several comedies, among them La Belle-Mère et le gendre (1826), and La Famille poisson (1846). Samson died in Paris on 28 March 1871.
- La Fête de Molière, comédie épisodique in 1 act and in verse, Paris, Théâtre de l'Odéon, 15 January 1825
- La Belle-mère et le gendre, comedy in 3 acts, in verse, Paris, Théâtre de l'Odéon, 20 April 1826
- Un Veuvage, comedy in 3 acts and in verse, Paris, Théâtre-Français, 27 May 1842
- Un Péché de jeunesse, comedy in 1 act, mingled with song, with Jules de Wailly. Paris, Théâtre du Vaudeville, 28 March 1843
- La Famille Poisson, ou les Trois Crispins, comedy in 1 act, Paris, Théâtre-Français, 15 Decembre 1845
- La Dot de ma fille, comedy in 1 act, in verse, Paris, Théâtre-Français, 13 December 1854
- Collection des rapports faits par M. Samson, de l'Association de secours mutuels entre les artistes dramatiques, 1851 Text online
- Mémoires de Samson, de la Comédie française, 1862 Text online
- L'Art théâtral, 2 vols, 1863–1865
- In French: BnF Retrieved 19 May 2016.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Samson, Joseph Isidore". Encyclopædia Britannica. 24 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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- Eugène de Mirecourt, Samson, J.-P. Roret, Paris, 1854 Text online
- Madame Joseph-Isidore Samson, Rachel et Samson : souvenirs de théâtre, foreword by Jules Claretie, P. Ollendorff, Paris, 1898 Text online