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Alexandre Hardy (1572?–1632)

Hardy, Alexandre (är-dē’). A French playwright; born at Paris about 1572; died near Versailles (?), 1632. He is said to have been one of the first French “playwrights,” properly speaking. His plays number some hundreds, and he borrowed his materials from Cervantes, Boccaccio, and any other author he found available. His best effort is probably ‘Mariamne,’ produced in 1610.