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Le Petit Chaperon rouge


Le Petit Chaperon rouge

Pièce Féerique en 12 tableaux, à Grand Spectacle:
1. La Pâtisserie du père Latourte (scène comique).
2. La Grande-Rue du Village (départ du Petit Chaperon Rouge).
3. La Forêt.-Rencontre du Loup (Pont et rivière).
4. Ronde des Écoliers.
5. Le Moulin de la Galette (Décor machiné).
6. Le meunier de Sans-Souci et son âne Fouinard (scène comique).
7. La chaumière de Mère-Grand (Changement à vue et transformations)
8. La chambre de Mère-Grand (Arrivée du loup, lutte avec Mère-Grand (scène comique).
9. La poursuite (Grand défilé des Pâtissiers).
10. Les Gorges Rocheuses et le Torrent (La mort du loup).
11. Retour au Village (Grand féfilé triomphal et ballet).
12. Apothéose.-Triomphe du Petit Chaperon Rouge (Tableau à transformations.

MEN 1901a

Red Riding Hood

A grand spectacular performance of this popular fairy tale, with scenery, tricks and dissolving effects. Duration of exhibit, about twelve minutes. In twelve tableaux, as follows:

1. The Kitcken of Mr. Plumcake.
2. The Main Street of the Village.
3. The Meeting of the Wolf in the Forest.
4. Dance of the School Girls.
5. The Windmill.
6. The Miller, Father Careless, and his Donkey, Clever Jack.
7.The Grandmother's Cottage
8. The Grandmother's Bedroom
9. The Pursuit of the Wolf.
10. The Steep Rocks and Waterfall.
11. Return to the Village.
12. Apotheosis.

MEL 1905-A

Little Red Riding Hood

1. The Kitchen of Mr. Plumcake
Inside a picturesque kitchen in the country. The pastrycook, his wife, and the assistants ara working; the one is selling the cakes to the customers, the others moulding the dough or putting the cakes into an enormous oven. Littler Red Riding Hood, sitting near a table, is reading a book. Her father and mother having left the kitchen, the little mischievous girl begins to skip all round, and she falls down on the back or a poor workman who is kneading the bread, the poor fellow toppling over head fist into the mixing trough. He is taken out bien the other pastry cooks, who wash his face and again make him presentable. The parents of Red Riding Hood return, and after scolding their girl, hand her the traditional cake and the pot of butter which she is to carry to her grandmother.

2. The Main Street of the Village.
The scene gradually changes and shows the main thoroughfare of the village. In the back ground on the hill is noted the windmill of the "Merry Miller", and near it is the grandmother's cottage. On the left is the path leading towards the mill, while on the right, outside of the kitchen, are the villagers going to work. Little Red Riding Hood kisses her parents and proceeds along the pathway towards the cottage of her grandmother.

3 and 4. The Forest. Dance of the School Girls
A picturesque scene with a bridge and a brook running beneath the trees, Red Riding Hood, instead of making haste, lingers for the purpose of gathering flowers. Sudden appearance of the wolf to the terrible fright of the little girl. The wolf addresses her soothingly, and asks her where she is going. After her reply he hastens to arrive before her at the grandmother's cottage. Red Riding Hood continues to enjoy herself, thinking she has plenty of time; she meets with her mates coming from school and joins them in a dance, After their departure she thinks of her mission to her grandmother, and, crossing the bridge, is seen running towards the cottage.

5 and 6-The Windmill and the top of the hill. The center of the picture is occupied by the splendid windmill of the Merry Miller, known as “Father Careless.” He arrives on the scene accompanied by his donkey, “Clever Jack” loaded with heavy bags of corn. Comical sketch, in which the donkey refuses to go further, kicking his master and throwing down his load of bags. The mille tries to replace them again, but without success. At last he resolves to put the bag upon his own shoulders, and goes to the mill followed by the donkey, who struts along in a most amusing way. The sails of the mill are then seen revolving.

7-The Grandmother’s Cottage
Arrival of the wolf at the door of grandmother. He knocks at the door, and, according to the tale, pulls on the rope, the door opens itself, and the wolf enters. This scene is then changed to the interior view of the cottage, the sections of which open in all directions and show the interior of the bed room and the arrival of the wolf. (Fine example of stage engineering.)

8-The Grandmother’s Bed Room
The poor old woman is sleeping in her bed. Before she has had time to appreciate her danger the wolf jumps on to the bed, and after a comical fight, cats the grandmother, and attiring himself in her nightcap and nightgown, gets into bed, and awaits the arrival of Red Riding Hood.

9-The Pursuit of the Wolf
The little girl finally arrives, and after knocking at the door walks into the room. She seats herself on the bed, which is occupied by the wolf instead of as she thinks by her grandmother. Expressive pantomime: (Oh! Grandmother, how big your eyes are. They are to see you better, my child, etc.) Just as the wolf is going to eat the poor girl, the pastrycooks, who were sent to fetch Red Riding Hood, arrive, her parents having become anxious on account of her long absence. Beginning of the pursuit of the wolf, who after having thrown down the men, jumps through a window, breaking the glass, and is followed by an increasing number of bakers. (Change of Scene.) The pursuit continues into the forest, the wolf being followed by the crowd of villagers and partrycooks still wearing the nightgown and cap of grandmother.

10- The Steep Rocks and Waterfall
A splendid scene, showing a torrent of water spanned by a rustic bridge tumbling over a series of rocks. A guard understanding the case is placed in ambush behind the rocks. The wolf approaches, and is seen running over the bridge. The guard kills him with his gun. Death of the wolf. In his agony he turns somersaults, and finally falls against the balustrade of the bridge, breaking it, and tumbles down into the stream. Arrival of the pastrycooks, all out of breath after their long race, they pull the body of the wolf out of the water and carry it away upon a wheel barrow.

11-Return to Village
We are now on the principal square of the village. A river with a stone bridge crosses the same. On the left is shown a big stand for the town officials. Flags at the windows, with banners announcing the festival. On the place some countrymen and countrywomen in their Sunday clothes dance, while the countryman placed on the parapet of the river plays on a hurdy-gurdy. Arrival of the procession of the authorities, guards, firemen, the Mayor Councillors, Municipal Band, scholars, sporting clubs, villagers, etc. These are followed by the pastrycooks, bringing the wolf’s carcass stripped of this skin. The father of Red Riding Hood cuts off the head of the wolf and places it on the top of a flag pole and splitting the body, it is then roasted over a big fire amongst the rejoicings of the crowd.

In a sumptuous and original scene composed of cakes and all kitchen utensils of enormous size, a great number of charming pastrycooks (men, women and children) are cheering Red Riding Hood in her triumph. Just as St. George kills the Dragon, so Red Riding Hood pierces the wolf with a long lance. The group of Red Riding Hood and the wolf is placed on a pedestal of large cases and enormous butter tubs, etc., etc. A splendid finish to the series.

LUB 1903-01

Red Riding Hood

SEA 1908


1 Méliès 337-344 Mendel 33
2 Georges Méliès  
3 < 25/06/1901 160 m/520 ft/550 ft (LUB 1903-01)
4 France  


25/06/1901 EspagneBarcelone Cinematógrafo X La caperucita roja
28/07/1901 Suisse, La Chaux-de-Fonds Louis Praiss Le Petit Chaperon rouge
13/10/1901 France. Paris Georges Méliès Petit Chaperon rouge
22/10/1901 MexiqueToluca Charles Mongrand La Caperuza colorada
29/12/1901 France, Saumur Charles Schram Le Petit Chaperon rouge

Le directeur, qui est l'auteur de cette merveilleuse reproduction, a apporté tous ses soins à cette nouvelle création ; les détails de mise en scène ont été réglés avec la plus grande attention et les décors composés et exécutés d'une façon aussi originale et artistique que possible.
D'un conte qui est la simplicité même, il a tiré une féerie compliquée. En s'attachant à suivre de très près le conte de Perrault, connu du monde entier; il a dû, en raison des exigences théâtrales, le corser et l'agrémenter de scènes comiques ou d'épisodes pittoresques, sans lesquels, il eut été impossible de composer un scénario intéressant, le cinématographe ne s'adressant exclusivement qu'aux yeux du spectateur.
Ce conte se trouve ainsi encadré d'une façon très humoristique et très amusante ; la fin seule varie. En voici la raison.
Le public acceptera très bien de voir manger la mère-grand, cet épisode étant traité d'une façon comique, mais la vue du loup dévorant le Petit Chaperon Rouge (personnage sympathique) serait certainement un spectacle désagréable, odieux même, qui terminerait fort mal une pièce destinée avant tout à amuser. La frayeur éprouvée sera, pour le Petit Chaperon Rouge, une punition suffisante et le public sera enchanté de voir châtier le méchant loup comme il le mérite. Aussi, le défilé et le triomphe du Chaperon Rouge obtiendront son approbation et... ses applaudissements. Nous n'en doutons pas.

L'Écho saumurois, Saumur, dimanche 29 décembre 1901, p. 3.

29/12/1901 SuisseGenève Louis Praiss Le Petit Chaperon rouge
02/02/1902 MexiqueMexico cinematógrafo pan-americano La Caperucita
04/03/1902 Suisse, Neuchâtel Louis Praiss Le Petit Chaperon rouge
14/03/1902 SuisseVevey Louis Praiss Le Chaperon rouge
16/03/1902 République dominicaine, Saint Domingue Hervet/Didier La caperucita roja 
20/03/1902 SuisseLausanne Louis Praiss Le Petit Chaperon rouge
05/04/1902 FranceÉvian Louis Praiss Le Chaperon rouge 
12/04/1902 EspagneMadrid Cosmographe Faraud La caperucita encarnada 
13/04/1902 SuisseFribourg Louis Praiss Le Petit Chaperon rouge
29/04/1902 Haïti, Port-au-Prince Hervet/Didier  Le Petit Chaperon rouge 
05/05/1902 Espagne. Murcie
  La Caperucita roja
La Caperucita Roja, cuyo argumento es como sigue: 1.º La pastelería de Aosta.—2.º Calle mayor del pueblo.—3.º El bosque. - 4.º Ronda de estudiantes.—5.° El molino de las galletas.—6.º El molinero Sans Somé.—-7.° La choza de la abuela.— 8.º El dormitorio de la abuela.—9.° Persecución.—10. Los peñascos y el torrente.—11. El regreso al pueblo.—12. Apoteosis.
El Correo de Levante, Murcia, 5 de mayo de 1902, p. 3.
22/05/1902 MexiqueSan Luis Potosí Charles Mongrand La Caperuza encarnada 
12/10/1902 FranceSaint-Quentin E. Péchadre/viographe Le Petit Chaperon rouge 
29/01/1903 MexiqueSan Luis Potosí Charles Mongrand La Caperuzo
28/03/1903 SuisseVevey Louis Praiss Le Chaperon rouge
11/04/1903 CubaLa Havane Hervet  La caperucita roja (15 cuadros)
22/04/1903 Mexique, Oaxaca Enrique Rosas La caperucita encarnada
31/05/1903 SuisseLa Chaux-de-Fonds Louis Praiss Le Chaperon rouge
18/06/1903 MexiqueMexico Charles Mongrand La caperuza encarnada
19/06/1903 FranceOrléans Ernest Grenier Le Petit Chaperon-Rouge 
21/06/1903 SuisseMonthey Louis Praiss Le Chaperon rouge
07/08/1903 EspagneVitoria Gimeno La Caperucita roja
15/09/1903 Mexique, Puebla Román J. Barreiro Caperucita encarnada
10/10/1903 MexiqueAtlixco Román J. Barreiro Caperucita encarnada
06/12/1903 MexiqueChietla Román J. Barreiro Caperucita encarnada
12/01/1904 MexiqueCuautla Toscano/Barreiro La caperucita encarnada
28/02/1904 MexiqueAmecameca Salvador Toscano La caperucita encarnada
06/03/1904 MexiqueChalco Salvador Toscano La caperucita encarnada
24/04/1904 MexiqueHuichapan Salvador Toscano La caperucita encarnada
28/07/1904 Mexique, Izúcar de Matamoros Salvador Toscano Caperucina roja
03/07/1904 FranceBourges Charles Schram Le Petit Chaperon rouge
22/09/1904 MexiqueTehuacán Barreiro/Toscano La Caperucita encarnada
08/12/1904 MexiqueMexico Toscano/Barreiro La Caperucita encarnada
11/12/1904 MexiqueToluca Barreiro/Toscano La caperucita encarnada
02/04/1905 MexiqueTezuitlán Toscano/Barreiro La caperucita encarnada
13/04/1905 MexiqueXalapa Toscano/Barreiro La caperucita encarnada
05/05/1905 MexiqueZacatecas Charles Mongrand La Caperucita roja
29/10/1905 MexiqueMexico, Teatro Circo Orrin Toscano/Barreiro La caperucita roja
20/11/1905 Barbade, Bridgetown H. Kaurt  The Little Red Riding Hood 
27/01/1906 Brésil, São Luis Kaurt A Chapelinho Vermelho


0337 344 04
Le Petit Chaperon Rouge. La Cabane de Mère Grand. 4e tableau.
Source CNC. Reproduit dans MALTHÊTE Jacques et Laurent MANNONI, L'Oeuvre de Georges Méliès, Paris, Editions de La Martinière,  2008, p. 117. 

0337 344 05
Le Petit Chaperon Rouge. Chaumière de Mère Grand. 6e Tableau.
Source CNC. Reproduit dans 
MALTHÊTE Jacques et Laurent MANNONI, L'Oeuvre de Georges Méliès, Paris, Editions de La Martinière,  2008, p. 118.

0337 344 08
Le Petit Chaperon Rouge. Apothéose. 8e Tableau.
Source: BNF.