LIST OF FARCES
|1.||The sotties, though they are generally classed as farces; they are collected in Picot's Recueil général des sotties and in the first volume of the Recueil Trepperel.|
|2.||The large collection of farces which is still interred in a private library in Florence. For further information and a list of titles see the Recueil Trepperel, i. lvii. ff.|
|3.||The seven new farces which are to be published in the Recueil Trepperel, vol. ii. These are briefly described in the introduction to vol. i.|
|4.||Certain fragments. A few scraps are contained in a MS described by A. Thomas in Romania, xxxviii ( 1909), 177 ff.: apart from La mandelette and Lourdinet (which he prints) there is nothing worth inclusion. Other fragments, which I have not seen but understand to be negligible, are mentioned by Æbischer, Trois farces, introduction, p. i. No doubt other shreds and patches exist.|
My list is based on that of Petit de Julleville ( Répertoire, pp. 19-20 and 104-258), whom I follow in his numbering and mode of naming the farces. Beneke's list includes some fresh material and some pieces which Petit de Julleville deliberately excludes as non-dramatic. In this matter I have relied, as a rule, on the judgment of the French scholar. Some other farces have since been discovered.
I make no attempt at a complete bibliography. Where a farce has to be hunted for in one or other of several rare editions, the reader should turn at once to the Répertoire (under the number given in my list) for full information. My object is simply to give the handiest references in summary form, and to guide the reader through the well-