Le Roi s'amuse

English-language translations of
Le Roi s'amuse (The King's Amusement)

by Victor Hugo

Le Roi s'amuse is a tragi-comic play by Victor Hugo. It was first performed on 22 November 1832, but was banned by the government after one evening.

The play serves as the basis for Giuseppe Verdi's 1851 opera Rigoletto.

English-language translations of Le Roi s'amuse include:


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