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Étienne Jodelle (1532–1573)

Jodelle, Étienne (zhō-del’). A French dramatic poet; born in Paris about 1532; died there (?), 1573. At twenty his tragedy of ‘Captive Cleopatra’ met with almost unparalleled success. It was an imitation of the later classical models, confused with some of the methods of Seneca. His later plays, ‘Dido,’ and ‘The Meeting,’ were comparative failures.