a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France (along with Moliere 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.
 Gallery (1)

 Timeline (7)
12/04/1665-Jean Racine's Alexandre le Grand premieres in Paris
11/07/1667-Jean Racine's Andromaque premieres in Paris
12/13/1668-Jean Racine's Britannicus premieres in Paris
01/01/1672-Jean Racine's Bajazet premieres in Paris
01/13/1673-Jean Racine's Mithridate premieres at the Hotel de Bourgogne in Paris
08/18/1674-Jean Racine's Iphigénie premieres in Versailles
01/26/1689-Jean Racine's Esther premieres in Saint-Cyr
 Mentions (8)
Luisa Bergalli
     ***** no match in text
Theodore Beza
     ***** no match in text
Pierre Corneille
     ***** no match in text
Ebba Maria De la Gardie
     ***** no match in text
Gerard de Lairesse
     ***** no match in text
Charles-Albert Demoustier
     ***** no match in text
Louis-Sebastien Mercier
     ***** no match in text
Jacques Pradon
     ***** no match in text
Colonial Sense is an advocate for global consumer privacy rights, protection and security.
All material on this website © copyright 2009-20 by Colonial Sense, except where otherwise indicated.