Last Updated: May 16, 2006

The Plays of Jules Verne
Les pieces de Jules Verne

(performed / not performed during life of Verne)

Information on this page based on Bibliographie succincte des oeuvres théatrales de Jules Verne by O. Dumas, as published in Monsieur de Chimpanzé, 1981, Buletin Société Jules Verne, #57

It has been supplemented by information from other sources. 

Plays that were performed during the life of Jules Verne

Title Date Written Date published/performed
Les Pailles rompues [PA]
(play - comedy, 1 act in verse)
1849 pub: 1850 - Beck
perf: 1850, June 12 - Théâtre historiques
Le Colin-maillard [CV]
(play - comic opera in one act,
written with M. Carré, music by A. Hignard)
1852 pub: 1853 - Michel Lévy frères
perf: 1853, April 28 - Théâtre lyriques
Les Compagnons de la Marjolaine [CW]
(play - comic opera, 1 act,
written with M. Carré) 1853 (1855)
pub: 1855 - Michel Lévy frères
perf: 1855, June 6 - Théâtre lyriques
Monsieur de Chimpanzé
(play/operetta, 1 act, music by A. Hignard) 1858
perf: 1858, February 17 - Bouffes Parisiens
pub: 1981 - Bulletin Société Jules Verne, #57
Le Page de Madame Malbrough
(operetta, 1 act, music by F Barbier)
NOTE: attributed to Jules Verne
perf: 1858, October 28 - Folies-Nouvelles
L'Auberge des Ardennes
(comic opera, 1 act, written with M. Carre, music by A. Hignard
pub: 1860 - Michel Lévy frères
perf: 1860, September 1 - Théâtre lyriques
Onze jours de siège
(comedy, 3 acts, written with Ch. Wallut)
pub: 1861 - Michel Lévy frères
perf: 1861, June 1 - Théâtre du Vaudeville
Un neveu d'Amérique ou Les deux Frontignac
(comedy, 3 acts)
pub: 1873 - Hetzel
perf: 1873, April 17 - Théâtre Cluny
Le Tours du Monde en 80 jours
(play, 5 acts and 1 prologue, written with d'Ennery, music by J. J. Debillemont)
pub: 1881 - Hetzel
perf: 1874, Nov 7 - Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin
Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant
(play, 5 acts and 1 prologue, written with d'Ennery, music by J. J. Debillemont)
pub: 1881 - Hetzel
perf: 1878, December 26 - Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin
Michel Strogoff
(play, 5 acts, written with d'Ennery)
pub: 1881 - Hetzel
perf: 1880, November 17 - Théâtre du Châtelet
Voyages à travers l'impossible
(play, 3 acts, written with d'Ennery, music by O. de Lagoanere)
pub: 1981 - J. J. Paubert
pub English:
perf: 1882, November 25 - Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin
Kéraban le tetu
(play, 5 acts)
pub: Société Jules Verne
perf: 1883, September 3 - Théâtre de la Gaîté lyrique
Mathias Sandorf
(play, 5 acts, written by W. Busnach and G. Maurens)
pub: 1992 - Société Jules Verne
perf: 1887, November 27 - Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique

Plays that were NOT performed during the life of Jules Verne

Title
Date Written
Date performed/published
Une tragédie en vers pour le théâtre des marionnettes Riquiqui de Nantes (play)
1845
Alexandre VI
(play - tragedy, 5 acts in verse)
1847
La Conspiration des Poudres
(play - tragedy, 5 acts in verse)
1848
De Charybde en Scylla ou Une promenade en mer
(play - vaudeville, 1 act)
1848
Le Quart d'heure de Rabelais
(play - comedy, 1 act in verse)
1848
Don Galaor
(play - synopsis only)
1848
Un drame sous Louis XV
(play - tragedy, 5 acts in verse)
1849
Ab'dallah
(play - vaudeville, in 2 acts)
1849
Le Coq de bruyere
(play - synopsis only)
1849
On a souvent besoin d'un plus petit que soi
(play - synopsis only)
1849
La Guimard
(play - comedy, 2 acts in prose)
1850
Quiridine et Quidineri
(play - in verse)
1850
La Mille et deuxieme nuit
(play - libretto for a lyrical work - music by A. Hignard)
1850
Les Savants
(play - comedy, 3 acts in verse)
1851
Monna Lisa (or Léonard de Vinci or La Joconde) [LV] (play - comedy, 1 act in verse) 1852 1852 perf: 1874 - read at the Academy of Amiens
pub: 1974 - Cahiers de l'Herne
Les Châteaux en Californie ou Pierre quie roule n'amasse pas mousse [CA]
(play - comedy proverb, 1 act)
1851 pub: 1852 - Musee des familles
perf: 1969 - Turin, Italy
La Tour de Monthléry
(play - drama, 3 acts in verse)
1852
Un fils adoptif
(play - comedy, written with Ch. Wallut)
1853 pub: 2000 - Bulletin Société Jules Verne, #140
Les Heureux du jour
(play - comedy, 5 acts in verse)
1853
Guerre aux tyrans
(play - comedy, 1 act in verse)
1854
Au bord de l'adour
(play - comedy)
1855
Les Sabines
(play/operetta, written with Ch Wallut, reste 1 act)
1857
Le Pole Nord
(play, based on Captain Hatteras)
1871
Les Tribulations d'un chinois en Chine [ED]
(play - a project refused by d'Ennery)
1888-1890
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