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Play: Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (1873)

Around the World in 80 Days (xxxx)

Pièce à grand spectacle in five acts and one prolog.
Written first with Edouard Cadol, later with Adolphe d’Ennery

(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne

Alternate English Titles: 

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari -

This play was first performed in 1873

*** For Play related Ephemera (Programs, Posters, etc.) Jump to Bottom ***

Book Collecting Information:

First UK
First US 

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom

Around the World in 80 Days - The 1874 Play
BearManor Media
Albany, GA

Series: The Palik Series, Volume 6

Translated by Kieran M. O'Driscoll

Contents of this Volume:

  • Introduction: (by Philippe Burgaud with Jean-Michel Margot and Brian Taves)
  • Around the World in 80 Days - The 1874 Play - The Kiralfy edition
  • The Meridians and the Calendar (translated and annotated by Jean-Louis Trudel)
  • Appendix: The Play on Screen (by Brian Taves)
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors
  • The Palik Series
  • Previous Volumes

The Palik Series is published by BearManor Fiction, under the auspices of the 
NAJVS – (North American Jules Verne Society) (*external link) and is edited by Brian Taves.
The NAJVS is very proud to be offering these never-before-translated English editions

Other Editions:


Below, find various Ephemera related to this play:

This play was first performed in 1873

Programs / Posters / Performance Information


March 15, 1875
Royal Princess' Theatre Program

Program Front:

Program Rear:

First Night Theatre Programme (hand written inscription says this)

Round the World in 80 Days
A New Grand Spectacular Drama
in 18 Tableaux.
Adapted from
Messrs. A. D'Ennery & J. Verne's
Great Parisian Success
"Le Tour du monde en 80 jours"
Produced under the Peersonal Direction
Messrs. C. Weinschenk & M. L. Mayer

March 15th, 1875
Royal Princess' Theatre
No. 73, Oxford Street

the programme is a small format measuring 7 inches by 4 inches

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

New York

February 1877
Niblo's Garden Theatre Program

Niblo's Garden Theatre
Kiralfy Brothers,
Sole Lessees and Managers
Also Proprietors of Kiralfy's Alahambra Palace, Philadelphia

Monday, Feb'ry 19, 1877

Last Nights! Last Nights! Last Nights!
of Jules Verne's and Adolph D'Ennery's Masterpiece of the Modern Times

Around the World in 80 Days
Produced on a scale of Unprecedented Splendor

Original Parisian Scenery, Gorgeous Costumes, Armors, Jewels, and Paraphenalia!

First Appearance of Italy's Great Premiere Danseuse Assoluta
Mlle. Adele Boni
American Debut od the Charming Premiere
Mlle. Mauri
Triumphant Success of the World's Greatest Premiere Danseuse Assoluta
Mlle. de Rosa

Mlle. Gaugain and Arnold Kiralfy
Forming the
Greatest Terpsichorean Ensemble
Ever United on any Stage
A Corps de Ballet of
250 Danseuses and a Superb Cast!

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