Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885), French writer. Autographed letter signed to the director of the French theater, Armand-François Jouslin de La Salle. [Paris, 1836]; 3 pages in-8°.Name of the correspondent on the fourth page. Small ink corrosion hole of 5ml without loss of words. Letter regarding the resumption of Angelo, which Victor Hugo criticizes for the interruption of performances: "You promised me, my dear director, three performances this week and I was entitled to them.
I see that I must resign myself to only having two. It must be believed that I am very unfortunate and that our lord Don Juan of Austria is very fortunate. It seems to me that Angelo could have been allowed to resume and continue peacefully, as he had patiently waited all winter.
The success is evident, but as you know, any success can be killed by interruptions of this kind. However, I do not believe that the Comédie Française has any interest in completely alienating me from giving them other plays again. Therefore, I recommend my interests, which are also those of the theater.You know that nothing is lost with me and that when the time comes, I remember both the good and the bad deeds. Now, I attach great importance to the resumption of Angelo, which has been stopped for so long, and for it to continue as it should.
I still have the same complaint as last time about today's poster. The five-act comedy Don Juan of Austria by Casimir Delavigne was created at the Théâtre Français in October 1835.