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Phèdre

[French fe-druh]
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noun
  1. a tragedy (1677) by Racine.
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  • I admired her more in Phedre than in any other part in which I saw her.

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    Margaret Fuller Ossoli

  • Racine's reputation went on continually increasing; he had brought out Mithridate and Iphigenie; Phedre appeared in 1677.

  • 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.

  • M. Arnauld being reconciled to Phedre, the principal step was made next day the author of the tragedy presented himself.

  • Racine imagined that he was doomed to another failure like that of Phedre, which he preferred before all his other pieces.