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Jean Rotrou (1609–1650)

Rotrou, Jean (rō-trö’). A French dramatist; born at Dreux, Aug. 21, 1609; died on June 27 or 28, 1650. He was but nineteen when his first piece ‘The Hypochondriac’ was played. His chef d’œuvre is ‘Venceslas,’ a tragedy founded on the Spanish play of Francesco de Rojas, ‘One Cannot be Both Father and King.’ He produced a great number of other plays, the finest of which are ‘St. Genest,’ ‘Don Bertrand de Cabrère,’ and ‘Cosroës.’