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Gaston Arman de Caillavet

Gaston Arman de Caillavet (1869 – 13 January 1915) was a French playwright. He was the son of Albert Arman de Caillavet and Léontine Lippmann, the muse of Anatole France. In April 1893 he married Jeanne Pouquet. From 1901 to 1915, he collaborated with Robert de Flers on many works, including light and witty operettas or comédies de boulevard, many of which were great successes.

He was a very close friend of Marcel Proust who found in him and his fiancée, Jeanne Pouquet, a model of the relationship between Robert de Saint-Loup and Gilberte in his famous novel In Search of Lost Time.

Gaston and Jeanne had only one daughter, Simone, who married (second wedding) André Maurois, future biographer of Proust.

Works

  • Les travaux d'Hercule, opéra bouffe in three acts with Robert de Flers, music by Claude Terrasse, 1901
  • Le Cœur a ses raisons..., comedy in one act, with Robert de Flers, Paris, Théâtre de la Renaissance, 13 May 1902
  • Le Sire de Vergy, opéra bouffe in three acts with Robert de Flers, music by Claude Terrasse, Paris, Théâtre des Variétés, 15 April 1903
  • Les Sentiers de la vertu, comedy in three acts with Robert de Flers, Paris, Théâtre des Nouveautés, 7 December 1903
  • La Montansier, historic comedy in 4 acts and a prologue, with Robert de Flers and Henry Ibels, Paris, Théâtre de la Gaîté, 24 March 1904
  • Monsieur de La Palisse, opéra-bouffe in three acts, with Robert de Flers, music by Claude Terrasse, Paris, Théâtre des Variétés, 2 November 1904
  • L'ange du foyer, comedy in three acts with Robert de Flers, Paris, Théâtre des Nouveautés, 19 March 1905
  • La Chance du mari, comedy in one act, with Robert de Flers, Paris, Théâtre du Gymnase, 16 May 1906
  • Miquette et sa mère, comedy in three acts with Robert de Flers, Paris, Théâtre des Variétés, 2 November 1906
  • Fortunio, opera in four acts and five tableaux, after Le Chandelier by Alfred de Musset, with Robert de Flers, music by André Messager, Paris, Opéra-Comique, 5 June 1907
  • L'Amour veille, comedy in four acts with Robert de Flers, Paris, Comédie-Française, 1 October 1907
  • L'éventail, comedy in four acts with Robert de Flers, Paris, Théâtre du Gymnase, 29 October 1907
  • Le Roi, comedy in four acts with Robert de Flers and Emmanuel Arène, Paris, Théâtre des Variétés, 24 April 1908
  • L'âne de Buridan, comedy in three acts with Robert de Flers, Paris, Théâtre du Gymnase, 19 February 1909
  • Le Bois sacré, comedy in three acts with Robert de Flers, Paris, Théâtre des Variétés, 22 March 1910
  • La Vendetta, opera in three acts with Robert de Flers, after a novel by Loriot-Lecaudey, music by Jean Nouguès, Opéra de Marseille, 27 January 1911
  • Papa, comedy in three acts with Robert de Flers, Paris, Théâtre du Gymnase, 11 February 1911
  • Primerose, comedy in three acts with Robert de Flers, Paris, Comédie-Française, 9 October 1911
  • L'Habit vert, comedy in four acts with Robert de Flers, Paris, Théâtre des Variétés, 16 November 1912
  • La belle aventure, comedy in three acts with Robert de Flers and Étienne Rey, Paris, Théâtre du Vaudeville, 23 December 1913
  • Béatrice, opera in four acts with Robert de Flers, after a story by Charles Nodier, music by André Messager, 1914
  • Monsieur Brotonneau, play in three acts with Robert de Flers, Paris, Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin, 8 April 1914
  • Cydalise et le Chèvre-pied, ballet in two acts and three tableaux, with Robert de Flers, music by Gabriel Pierné, 1923
  • Le Jardin du paradis, musical story in four acts after Hans Christian Andersen, with Robert de Flers, music by Alfred Bruneau, 1923

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