French writer (1802-1870). Autograph manuscript (fragment). No place. Folio (ca. 280 x 432 mm). 2¼ pp. on bifolium.
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A scene from the play "Lorenzino", which premiered at the Théâtre-Français on 24 February 1842. The subject is the same as in Alfred de Musset and George Sand's 1834 drama "Lorenzaccio": the assassination of the tyrant of Florence, Duke Alexander, by his cousin and favourite Lorenzo de' Medici. This double-page draft gives a variant of Act II, Scene IV, between Michele and Lorenzino. The first page is in prose: Michele is going to perform a scene from the tragedy of Brutus composed by Lorenzino, playing the role of Brutus, and asks Lorenzino to give him the reply, in the role of Caesar.