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Mam'selle Napoléon is musical comedy by Jean Richepin with lyrics by Joseph Herbert and music by Gustav Luders which opened at the Knickerbocker Theatre, New York, on 8 December 1903.

Dramatis Personæ

NAPOLÉON Arthur Laurence
MICHE
FLÛTE
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Joseph W. Herbert
Dan MacAvoy
FOUCHÉ DUC D'OTRANTE   (Minister of Police) Henry Bergman
CHOUPILLE   Reginald Carrington
  (a friend of Mars, pensionnaire of the Comedie Française)
NOEL GILOT   (officer of the Imperial Guards and Mars' fiancé) Frank Rushworth
LE MARÉCHAL LE FEBRE   (Lieut. U.S.S. "Chicago") Robert Hickman
THALMA   (the great tragedian, Societaire of the Comedie Français) Harry M. Blake
CONSTANT   (valet de chambre of the Emperor) Harry M. Blake
THE MARQUIS D'ESTIZAC
THE VISCOUNT MAUBREIUL
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Robert Hickman
Harry M. Blake
CALL-BOY   (of the Comedie Française) Franz Ebert
THE ABBÉ DELILLE   (member of the French Academy) Fletcher Norton
DUCIS   (the poet) J. W. Capo
DAVID   (the great painter, member of the Institute) Edward Gore
COMMISAIRE OF POLICE E. A. Tester
A YOUNG ELEGANT Alfred Pyke
AN OLD FINANCIER Carl Becca
JOACHIM MURAT   (King of Naples) J. S. Northern
THE MARÉCHAL NEY S. P. Pulen
ROUSTAN   (the Emperor's mamelouck) J. Dunlevy
THE EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA J. Dunlevy
THE EMPEROR OF RUSSIA M. Sharpe
M'ME. PHILLIPARD Mathilde Cottrelly
FLORA   (maid of Mlle Mars) Billie Norton
M'LLE RANCOURT   (Societaire of the Comedie Française) Vivian Blackburn
M'ME SAN-GÉNE   (La Maréchale Le Febre) Edith Moyer
DANCERS   (Comedie Française) McCoy Sisters
M'ME DE GENLIS Nina Randall
M'ME RÉCAMIER Edna Goodrich
M'LLE CONTAT Adelaide Orton
MADEMOISELLE MARS Miss Anna Held

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   The Artists' Foyer at the Comedie Française.

ACT II   -   Kiosk on the Lake at the Chateau de Compiegne.

  • No. 9 - Opening Scene - "Slaves of the woodland King - off'ring we duly bring.  Tribute we're forced to pay - to him at close of day.  Should we his mandate scorn..."
  • No. 10 - Trio - Miche, Flûte and Mme. Phillipard - "I offer my heart unto you - too-whoo - to you, dear, I offer my heart;  and nothing but bliss will accrue..."
  • No. 11 - Song - Mars - "Under his paws, a lion great a little mouse did capture one day.  Just as the lion was going to kill it, the poor little mouse to him did say..."

ACT III   -   Interior of Grand Opera House, Paris, 1815.   Opera Ball in progress.

  • No. 12 - Opening Chorus - "Gaily, gaily tread a measure;  laugh and dance and loudly sing.  Now the time for folly, pleasure, though the morrow sorrow bring..."
  • No. 13 - Chorus - "Nothing attracts a girlie's eye like uniform and lace.  Nothing will make a girlie sigh like military grace.  Quickly to window girlies fly..."
  • No. 14 - Duet - Flûte, Miche and Chorus - "If you would succeed in your set and be 'utter', example pray take from the fly known as butter, so don't be sedate..."
  • No. 15 - Song - Choupille and Chorus - "All hail Guignol, Guignol, all hail Guignol!" etc.  "Ecoutez, Mesdames et Messieurs.  All in this unique collection..."
  • No. 16 - Song - Noel - "'Midst battle's din and roar, my fondest thoughts return to one whom I adore.  Love's flame my heart doth burn..."
  • No. 17 - Dance Ensemble - "Saint and prude may conclude our behavior shocking.  Masculine eye should e'er behold maiden demurely chaste and cold..."
  • No. 18 - Song - Mars and Chorus - "There are girls and are girls in the world as you know, each clime has its different type.  While some love the dark..."
  • No. 19 - Finale Act III - "Two royal dolls in Toyland did puppet kingdom rule. While one made kingdom Joyland, the other such a fool was blessed with no opinion..."

ACT IV   -   Tableau I.   A Glade in the wood at Dauphine.   The Ambush at the Mill.

ACT IV   -   Tableau II.  "On to Paris."

  • No. 21 - Finale Act IV - "When France fought and bled and her future was dread, when her enemies held her enchained;  when alien band confiscated her land..."

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