The Hottentot Venus, or Hatred ofFrenchwomen
Vaudeville in One Act by Thiaulon, Dartois, and Brasier
Presentedfor the first time at the Theater ofVaudeville,
November Z9, z8Z4*
"I would haye helieyed, such
That your fatherland was France"
Adolph, their nephew
Amelia, their niece
The Chevalier d'Ericourt
Amelia's Parisian suitor
Fanchette, the Baroness's attachee
The theatrical setting consists ofapark entrance at the side ofthe chateau and
a small pavilion to the right where the actors enter
going up a few steps.
The scene is set three leagues from Paris.
Chez Martinet, rue du Coq St. Honore, Paris,
Nationale de France, Department of Printed Matter/Microfilm, call number:
Yth 18862. The idea for this play was taken from Vade's La Canadienne. All
translations are mine.