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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Dreyfus, Abraham

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French journalist and dramatist born at Paris June 21, 1847. His first literary efforts took the form of two poetic fantasies (1870). To these were added the following plays, mostly comedies: "Un Monsieur en Habit Noir" (1872), in one act and with only one personage, brought out at the Vaudeville "Mariages Riches" (Vaudeville, 1876) "Chez Elle" (with Charles Narray, Vaudeville, 1877) "Un Crâ ne sous une Tempê te" (Gaî té , 1878) "Pour Sauver une Jeune Femme du Monde," "La Victime," and "La Gifle" (Palais Royal, 1878-80) "Le Klephte" (Odé on, 1881) "L' Institution Sainte-Cathé rine" (Odé on, 1881) "Battez Philidor" (Opé ra Comique, 1882) and "Une Rupture" (Thé â tre Franç ais, 1885) "Les Amis" (Thé â tre Antoine, 1898) " Deuteronomy 1, Heures à 3 Heures," a comedy.

Some of these pieces have been collected by the author in three volumes entitled "Jouons la Comé die" (1887), "Scè nes de la Vie de Thé â tre" (Paris, 1879), and "L' Incendie des Folies Plastiques" (1886). He has published two volumes of notes on the theatrical world, and other articles have appeared in "La Vie Parisienne," "Le XIXe Siè cle," "L' Illustration," "Gil Blas," "Le Temps," and "Revue Litté raire et Politique." In this last journal, under the nom de plume "Monsieur Yosse," Dreyfus wrote a series of humorous reflections on the city and the theater. Mention may also be made of two lectures given by Dreyfus, one at Brussels— "Comment se Fait une Piè ce de Thé â tre," and the other before the Socié té des Etudes Juives— "Le Juif au Thé â tre."

Dreyfus is a man of heart as well as of brains, as he has proved during the anti-Semitic agitations and in the celebrated Dreyfus case. He has not hesitated to use his pen in the service of his coreligionists, and his polemic waged in "L' Aurore" was marked by acuteness as well as by a frank expression of opinion other articles by him on the Jewish question have appeared in the "Siè cle" and "Le Soir."

S. M. Bl.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Dreyfus, Abraham'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tje/d/dreyfus-abraham.html. 1901.

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