Letter from Alphonse Brot (1809-1895) to Hugo

Scope and Content

Autograph letter to Hugo on behalf of a friend, Napoléon Gallois, who has been commissioned to write a parody of Les Burgraves for a theatre specialising in vaudeville and who would like to establish contact with Hugo in order to gain knowledge of the play before its first performance.

Brot was a playwright, member of the Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques and director of the Ambigu-Comique theatre (1840-2).