Destouches, Philippe Néricault

Destouches, Philippe Néricault

(fēlēp` nārēkō` dāto͞osh`), 1680–1754, French dramatist. He was known for his moralistic comedies. Le Glorieux (1732, tr. 1791), his masterpiece, treats the conflict between the old nobility and the rising bourgeoisie.
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