This Day In History
This Day In History
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

«French dramatist»

Jean Racine

Jean Racine
(December 22, 1639 - April 21, 1699)
Jean Racine was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France (along with Molière and Corneille), and an important literary figure in the Western tradition. Racine was primarily a tragedian, producing such 'examples of neoclassical perfection' as Phèdre, Andromaque, and Athalie, although he did write one comedy, Les Plaideurs, and a muted tragedy, Esther, for the young.
French dramatist, dramatist
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