1998 0-7734-8247-4 This book traces Loti’s to the stage from the miniature theatre of his childhood, his first impressions of Hernani in Paris and subsequent friendship with Sarah Bernhardt, to the production of his plays by Porel and Antoine and the staging of his and Judith Gautier’s “Chinese” drama in America. It includes an introduction focusing on development in the French theatre around 1890. Loti’s talents as artist and novelist are evaluated. Following chapters with full notes deal with each of his plays in turn. This study of a different and sor unexplored aspect of Pierre Loti provides not only new material on the writer himself but offers fresh insights into the theatrical world of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.