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
Stage: Wrote source material ("Les Ganaches") for "Progress", produced on Broadway [earliest known Broadway credit]. Melodrama. Adaption by T.W. Robertson. Wallack's Theatre: 27 Sep 1869-unknown (unknown performances). Cast: Charles Fisher (as "Arthur Mompesson"), W. Hield (as "Lord Mompesson"), Louisa Moore (as "Eva"), J.W. Wallack Jr. (as "John Ferne").