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Hardy, Alexandre

Hardy, Alexandre älĕksäN´drə ärdē´ [key], b. between 1569 and 1575, d. 1631 or 1632, French dramatist. His more than 600 plays are unexceptional, but he played a transitional role as innovator of the less lyrical, more dramatic theater later developed by Corneille .

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