le petit Molière

Definition

Theater

  • The nickname of the French actor Jean-Baptiste Raisin(1655 - 93), alluding to his acclaimed comedy performances at theHôtel de Bourgogne. With his wife Fanchon (FrançoisePitel de Longchamp; 1661 - 1721) he was a founding member of theComédie-Française in 1680. After he died, Fanchonbecame the mistress of the Dauphin, by whom she had two daughters.
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