​​​​​ANTHONY E. GALLO
agallo2368@verizon.net     202 544 6973

ANTHONY E. GALLO  202 544 6973  agallo2368@verizon.net

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This play is of special significance to journalists, misogynists, duelists, Francophiles (who look down on Anglophiles), Germans, historians, Jews, feminists, Anglophiles (who look down on Francophiles), politicians, judges, lawyers, nationalists, and adulterers.  Some others too. Expect to be shocked over how public viewpoints on misogyny, nationalism, and dueling have changed. Anglophiles will grin.  Francophiles will be embarrassed. Misogynists will wink. Feminists will wink too.  A good time will be had by all. 


Madame Caillaux is a two-act historical drama based on events that resulted in what became France’s trial of the twentieth century, as the Dreyfus Case was the trial of the Nineteen Century. This 1914 very true story is about a murder.  And yet mention Madame Caillaux’s name and her name elicits the universal response: “Who is she?”

The trial of Henriette Caillaux dominated French public life between Mar 16 and July 28. 1914. France and Germany went to war within minutes after the jury announced its verdict.  (Some say coincidentally) What was all the fuss about?  Suffice it to say that a 2018 version of the same story would have either Michelle Obama or Ivanka Trump walk into the Washington Post and shoot down the publisher.  Would all other news be overshadowed by this murder?

 A 2018 version of the same story would have either Michelle Obama or Ivanka Trump walk into the Washington Post and shoot down the publisher.  Would all other news be overshadowed by this murder?

                                                                                   

A Two-Act Drama

by

Anthony E. Gallo

 .  Characters
Henriette Caillaux, Wife of Caillaux
Joseph Caillaux, Former Prime Minister
Gaston Calmette, Managing Editor of Le Figaro,
Judge  Albanel, Presiding Judge
Berthe Gueydan, Caillaux’ first wife  
Charles Chenu, Calmette attorney
Fernand Labori, Henriette Caillaux's attorney

​Rosetta Figlini, Henriette's maid

Guy DePuy, French Philosopher

​Rosetta 

Henri Bernstein, Frances most successful playwright

Marcel Proust, Franch Author

Natalie, a French journalist in 1944

Antoinette,  aFrench journalism student, 1944

Jean
Yvette
Marie
Pierre
Bishop  Ardon
 Suzette

MADAME CAILLAUX