Who is Jean Racine?

  • (noun): French advocate of Jansenism; tragedian who based his works on Greek and Roman themes (1639-1699).
    Synonyms: Racine, Jean Baptiste Racine

Jean Racine

Jean Racine, baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine (22 December 1639 – 21 April 1699), 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.

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Cantique De Jean Racine (Fauré)
... Cantique de Jean Racine (Op ... The text, "Verbe égal au Très-Haut", is a paraphrase by Jean Racine (Hymnes traduites du Bréviaire romain, 1688) of the pseudo-ambrosian hymn for Tuesday matins, Consors paterni luminis ...

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