Cheri-Bibi: The Stage Play
CHERI-BIBI: THE STAGE PLAY
by Alevy & Marcel Nadaud based on the novel by Gaston Leroux
adapted by Frank Morlock
cover by Regino Bernad
I am one of those accursed souls whom fate pursues like a bird of prey. Whatever I may be, whatever I may do, whatever I may attempt, whenever I undertake to free myself from its yoke, I find myself entwined again in its merciless strands, which always casts me back into the Hell for which I was born. You, Cécily, were my only reason to live. Losing you, I will die and rid the world of a monster whose soul is now trapped in a body that is not his own!
The hulkish Chéri-Bibi, framed for a murder which he did not commit, escapes from Devil's Island by having the dying Marquis du Touchais' face grafted upon his own by a mad surgeon. But fate will not easily relinquish its prey and Chéri-Bibi discovers that his newfound freedom and fortune have come at a terrible price...
After The Phantom of the Opera and detective Joseph Rouletabille, Chéri-Bibi is the third legendary hero created by one of France's greatest popular novelist and feuilletoniste of La Belle Epoque, Gaston Leroux (1868-1927).
- Cheri-Bibi (1913) - stage play by Alevy & Marcel Nadaud based on the novel by Gaston Leroux
- Introduction and Leroux bibliography by Jean-Marc Lofficier