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.
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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
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Luisa Bergalli
...and other work. She herself translated Terenzio and Jean Racine. She produced poems, compositions, comic and tragic...
Theodore Beza
...Sacrifiant; a play that is an antecedent to the work of Jean Racine and is still occasionally produced today. But...
Pierre Corneille
...seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Moliere and Jean Racine. As a young man, he earned the valuable...
Ebba Maria De la Gardie
...courtiers performed the Swedish premier of Iphigénie by Jean Racine at court. This is regarded as a significant...
Gerard de Lairesse
...Brun, Simon Vouet and authors as Pierre Corneille and Jean Racine. His importance grew in the period following the...
Charles-Albert Demoustier be a descendant of La Fontaine by his mother and Jean Racine by his father. Demoustier was born in Villers-Cotterêts....
Louis-Sebastien Mercier
...the conclusion that Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux and Jean Racine had ruined the French language and that the true poet...
Jacques Pradon success, but were severely judged by his rival Jean Racine, who also wrote tragedies based on the stories...
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