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Name of Object:

Théâtre Impérial du Châtelet. Aladdin and the magnificent lamp; the genies of the lamp (ballet).

Location:

France

Holding Museum:

National Library of France

Date:

1863

Type of object:

Print (wood engraving)

Artists:

Engraver: Auguste Tricon; artist: Auguste Belin

Provenance:

France

Description:

The tale of Aladdin became very popular following the rise of Orientalism in the 1820s, and became the subject of multiple adaptations for opera and for theatre. In 1863 Adolphe d'Ennery and Hector Crémieux also transformed it into a "féerie" (fairy play). This féerie, a genre which chose great legends as its subject and spanned many different mediums (ballet, on-stage special effects) was extremely popular in 1860s France.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

ESTAMPES SCENES Aladin ou la lampe merveilleuse (1)

Citation of this web page:

 "Théâtre Impérial du Châtelet. Aladdin and the magnificent lamp; the genies of the lamp (ballet)." in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;fr;179;en&id=theatre

Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: FR 179