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Népomucène Lemercier

(1771—1840)


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(1771–1840).

Extremely prolific French playwright and poet. He attacked Romantic drama, but made ‘Shakespearean’ experiments in tragedy (Agamemnon, 1797; Christophe Colomb, 1809) and invented a new genre, the comédie historique ...

Subjects: Literature.


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