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Victorien Sardou (1831–1908)

French playwright of both comedies and historical dramas and master of stage technique. He wrote 70 plays, including Tosca (1887), Fédora (1882) and others for Sarah Bernhardt and two plays for Sir Henry Irving. See full bio »


(age 77) in Paris, France
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 2011 Tosca (after)
 2009 Tosca (TV Movie) (after)
 2007 Tosca (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
 2006 Tosca (TV Movie) (drama by: "La Tosca")
 2002 Madame Sans-Gêne (TV Movie) (play)
 2001 Tosca (play "La Tosca")
 2000 Tosca: A Tale of Love and Torture (TV Movie documentary) (play)
 2000 Tosca (TV Movie) (drama: drawn from the drama by)
 1997 Fedora (TV Movie) (after - uncredited)
 1993 Fedora (TV Movie) (after)
 1992 Tosca: In the Settings and at the Times of Tosca (TV Movie) (after - as V. Sardou)
 1990 Tosca (TV Movie) (play "La Tosca")
 1988 Fedora (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
 1985 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series) (play "La Tosca" - 1 episode)
- Tosca (1985) ... (play "La Tosca")
 1984 Tosca (TV Movie) (play "La Tosca")
 1982 Tosca (TV Movie) (play "La Tosca")
 1981 Madame Sans-Gêne (TV Movie) (play)
 1981 La Tosca (TV Movie) (after)
 1978/I Tosca (play "La Tosca")
 1978 Váljunk el! (TV Movie)
 1976 Tosca (TV Movie) (play "La Tosca")
 1974 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Madame Sans-Gêne (1974) ... (play)
 1974 Gift-Affäre (TV Movie) (play "L'affaire des Poisons")
 1973 La Tosca (story)
 1973 Platea 7 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Divorciémonos (1973)
 1967 Also gut! Lassen wir uns scheiden! (TV Movie) (play "Divorçons!")
 1965 Cyprienne oder Lassen wir uns scheiden! (TV Movie) (play "Divorcons")
 1963 Madame Sans Gêne (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Madame (play)
 1960 Madame Sans-Gêne (TV Movie) (play)
 1959 Madame Sans-Gène (TV Movie)
 1959 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Tosca (1959)
 1958 Amor Para Três (play)
 1956 Tosca (play "La Tosca")
 1955 The Case of Poisons (play "L'affaire des poisons")
 1954 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Divórcio a Três (1954) ... (play)
 1953 Die Wäscherin des Herrn Bonaparte (TV Movie) (novel)
 1946 Distress (play "Odette")
 1946 Patrie (play)
 1946 En tiempos de la inquisición (play "La Hechicera" - as Victoriano Sardou)
 1945 Paméla (novel)
 1945 Madame Sans-Gêne (story)
 1943 Dora la espía (play)
 1942 Fedora (play)
 1941 Madame Sans-Gêne (play)
 1941 That Uncertain Feeling (from a play by)
 1941 The Story of Tosca (play)
 1937 Marcella (play)
 1936 Les pattes de mouche (play)
 1935 Odette (play)
 1934 Fedora (story)
 1929 L'évadée (play "Le Secret de Delia")
 1928 The Woman from Moscow (play "Fedora")
 1928 A Night of Mystery (play "Ferréol")
 1926 Diplomacy (play)
 1926 Fedora (play)
 1925 Kiss Me Again (play)
 1925 Madame Sans-Gêne (play)
 1923 L'espionne (play)
 1922 Rabagas (play)
 1922 La Tosca (Short) (play "La Tosca")
 1921 La Tosca (play "La Tosca")
 1921 Theodora (play)
 1921 Treibende Kraft (story)
 1920 Ferréol (story)
 1920 I borghesi di Pontarcy (play)
 1919 Giorgina (play)
 1919 Three Green Eyes (play "Les Pattes de mouche")
 1919 Dora o Le spie (play)
 1919 His Friend's Wife (play "Spiritisme")
 1918 I nostri buoni villici (writer)
 1918 The Burden of Proof (play "Dora")
 1918 Fedora (play "Fedora")
 1918 Love's Conquest (play "Gismonda")
 1918 Let's Get a Divorce (play "Divorcons")
 1918 La Tosca (play)
 1918 Tosca (play)
 1917 Cleopatra (play "Cleopatre")
 1917 Fernanda (play)
 1917 Andreina (play)
 1916 Fedora (play "Fédora")
 1916 Madame Guillotine (play)
 1916 Ferréol (play)
 1916/I Diplomacy (play "Dora")
 1916 The Witch (play "La Sorcière")
 1915 Divorcons (Short) (play)
 1915 Marcella (play)
 1915 The Song of Hate (play "La Tosca")
 1915 The Pursuing Shadow (play)
 1915 Princess Romanoff (play "Fedora")
 1914 A Scrap of Paper (Short) (play "Les Pattes de mouche")
 1912 Madame Tallien (Short)
 1912 Théodora (Short) (play "Théodora")
 1912 Cleopatra (adapted from the play by)
 1912 Divorcons (Short) (play)
 1911 La Tosca (Short) (play "La Tosca")
 1911 Madame Sans-Gêne (Short) (play "Madame Sans-Gêne")
 1911 Madame Tallien (Short)
 1909 La Tosca (Short) (play: La Tosca, 1887)
 1908 Tosca (Short) (play)
 1900 Madame Sans-Gêne (Short) (play "Madame Sans-Gêne")

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Stage: Wrote (w/Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa) book for "La Tosca", produced on Broadway. Opera (revival). Music by Giacomo Puccini. Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Musical Director: Laszlo Halasz. Directed by Hans Wolmut. Center Theatre: May 1944 (production dates unknown/performances unknown). Cast: Norbert Ardelli (... See more »

Alternate Names:

V. Sardou | Victoriano Sardou

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George Bernard Shaw, who thought little of Victorien Sardou's plays, loved to refer to Sardou's style as "Sardoodlism".

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