When the curtain rose, and when Adrienne appeared as phedre, an uproar began.
I admired her more in phedre than in any other part in which I saw her.
Racine imagined that he was doomed to another failure like that of phedre, which he preferred before all his other pieces.
Racine's reputation went on continually increasing; he had brought out Mithridate and Iphigenie; phedre appeared in 1677.
M. Arnauld being reconciled to phedre, the principal step was made next day the author of the tragedy presented himself.
Boileau one day made up his mind to take him a copy of phedre, pondering on the way as to what he should say to him.
phedre has put into the mouth of AEsop an explanation of that love which would certainly not have been relished by the Greeks.
The duchesse celebrated her vindication by attending the theater, one night when Adrienne Lecouvreur was playing in "phedre."
She obtained especial applause in the difficult part of phedre.