Émile Moreau (playwright)

Marie-Jules-Émile Moreau (8 December 1852 – 27 December 1922),[1] better known as Émile Moreau, was a 19th-century French playwright and librettist.

Émile Moreau
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Marie-Jules-Émile Moreau

8 December 1852
Died27 December 1922(1922-12-27) (aged 70)
Occupationplaywright, librettist


Aged 17 he volunteered for the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 and participated to the Côte-d'Or and Armée de l'Est campaigns with general Bourbaki.[2]

In 1887 he was awarded a poetry prize by the Académie française for Pallas Athénée.[3]

The composer Paul Vidal won the first prix de Rome in 1883 with his cantata Le Gladiateur on a libretto by Moreau, and Auguste Chapuis the prix Rossini in 1886 with Les Jardins d'Armide.

He has sometimes been confused with Émile Moreau,[4] the French businessman who was one of the co-founders of the Indian bookstore chain A. H. Wheeler & Co.



  • Manfred Le Gant de Conradin, Didot, 1886
  • Le Secret de Saint Louis, Delagrave


  1. ^ Notice d'autorité de la BNF
  2. ^ Programme of Quo vadis ?, 1901.
  3. ^ Supplement of Le Figaro, 28 November 1887 at Gallica.
  4. ^ Anu Kumar, The mysterious European businessman who gave India its iconic railway book stalls, Quartz India. Retrieved on 9 March 2017.
  5. ^ "The latest Cleopatra" (PDF). New York Times. 24 October 1890. Retrieved 30 May 2016.

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