Bibliography of Willa Cather's Reading

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Total Number of Entries in Reading Bibliography: 1056

    Dumas pere, Alexandre

  1. Author: Dumas pere, Alexandre
    Title: Kean, or Disorder and Genius
    Date: 1836
    Genre: drama
    Note Relating to Cather: Cather, on The Royal Box, adapted by Charles Coghlan from Dumas' 1836 comedy Kean, or Disorder and Genius: "In his adaptation Mr. Coghlan has unfortunately weakened the love story, which is none too fervid in the original, but he has given the play something that Dumas never did—atmosphere, that rare and elusive quality, that volatile, indefinable something which gives one the actual impression of a given time and society."
    Note Source: Courier 4/30/1898

  2. Author: Dumas pere, Alexandre
    Title: The Corsican Brothers
    Date: 1845
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: Cather fondly remembers a stage adaptation of The Corsican Brothers from her childhood.
    Note Source: World-Herald 10/27/1929

  3. Author: Dumas pere, Alexandre
    Title: The Count of Monte Cristo
    Date: 1844-46
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In My Antonia, Jim Burden mentions having "seen James O'Neill play" a dramatization in Lincoln. In a 1929 World-Herald article, Cather fondly remembers a stage adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo from her childhood.
    Note Source: My Antonia Book III, Chap. 3; World-Herald 10/27/1929

  4. Author: Dumas pere, Alexandre
    Genre: drama
    Note Relating to Cather: In Song of the Lark, Cather writes: "Thea Kronborg learned the thing that old Dumas meant when he told the romanticists that to make a drama he needed but one passion and four walls." Later, Cather ends her essay "The Novel Demeuble" with the sentence: "The elder Dumas enunciated a great principle when he said that to make a drama, a man needed one passion, and four walls. In an article in the Courier, Cather writes: "Old Dumas said that to make a play he needed but four walls, two people, and one passion."
    Note Source: Song of the Lark Part I, Chap. 18; Not Under Forty 51; Courier 8/10/1901