Benjamin Antier

Benjamin Antier, real name Benjamin Chevrillon, (21 March 1787 – 25 April 1870), was a 19th-century French playwright.

An author of melodramas and vaudevilles written in collaboration with other dramatists, he is mostly known for his drama ''L'Auberge des Adrets'', premiered in 1823. The play featured the villain Robert Macaire, played on stage by Frédérick Lemaître, who, in 1835, wrote with Antier a second play called ''Robert Macaire''. The character was then popularized by Daumier's caricatures to become, after James Rousseau's word in his ''Physiologie du Robert Macaire'', "the embodiment of our positive, selfish, greedy, liar, boastful era... basically blagueuse. In 1945, ''L'Auberge des Adrets'' would be the basis of Marcel Carné's film, ''Children of Paradise'', with Jean-Louis Barrault and Arletty.

Most of his plays were signed "Benjamin", as it was then customary for melodrama writers and actors to make them known by their first names. He was made chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 1864. Provided by Wikipedia
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  1. 1
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1835
    [Paris, Marchant, 1835]
    20 p.
  2. 2
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1838
    [Paris : Didot, 1838?]
    p. [33]-64.
  3. 3
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1827
    Paris : Quoy : Magasin général de pièces de théâtre, 1827.
    67 p. ; 21 cm.
  4. 4
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1831
    Paris, Quoy et Barba, 1831.
    80 p.
  5. 5
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1826
    Paris : Quoy, 1826.
    40 p.
  6. 6
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1840
    [Paris : Au Bureau central ; Mifliez ; Chez Tresse ; A la Libraire pittoresque, 1840]
    25 p.
  7. 7
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1828
    Paris : Bezou, 1828.
    54 p.
  8. 8
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1834
    [Paris : Didot, 1834]
    32 p.
  9. 9
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1825
    Paris : Chez Bezou, 1825
    36 p.
  10. 10
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1828
    Paris : Chez J.-N. Barba, 1828.
    38 p. ; 24 cm.
  11. 11
    [Paris, Impr. de Mme. de Lacombe, n.d.]
    24 p.
  12. 12
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1824
    Paris : Pollet, 1824.
    44 p. ; 21 cm.
  13. 13
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1855
    Madrid, Impr. de Repullés, 1855.
    68 p.
  14. 14
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1824
    Paris : Chez Bezou, 1824
    40 p.
  15. 15
    [Paris, Marchant, n.d.]
    36 p. illus.
  16. 16
  17. 17
    [Paris, Impr. de Mme. de Lacombe, n.d.]
    20 p.
  18. 18
    [Paris, Marchant, n.d.]
    16 p. illus.
  19. 19
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1839
    [Paris, Marchant, 1839]
    35 p. illus.
  20. 20
    by Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870
    Published 1828
    Paris, Rémond et Hardy, 1828.
    44 p.

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