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Molière [ Poquelin, Jean-Baptiste ]locked

  • John S. Powell

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( b Paris, bap. Jan 15, 1622; d Paris, Feb 17, 1673). French playwright and actor . He was related to the Mazuel dynasty of Parisian musicians. He frequently included songs, instrumental music and dances in his productions. His first company, the Illustre Théâtre (formed in ...

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