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Comédie Française

[kaw-mey-dee frahn-sez] /kɔ meɪ di frɑ̃ˈsɛz/
noun
1.
the French national theater, founded in Paris in 1680, famous for its repertoire of classical French drama.
Also called La Maison de Molière, Théâtre-Français.
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  • A debutante, as beautiful as she was clever, was drawing the entire capital to the comedie francaise.

    The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  • Andre-Louis had borrowed from the business methods of the comedie francaise.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • Amedee's drama had been accepted by the comedie francaise, but was not to be brought out until spring.

  • M. de la Marche accompanied my uncle to the comedie francaise.

    Mauprat George Sand
  • This was nothing less than a bold manoeuvre to hasten Silviane's admission to the comedie francaise.

  • The fact that you arrive much later at the opera than at the comedie francaise.

    Zibeline, Complete Phillipe de Massa
  • She was a leading actress of the comedie francaise, and she married an Englishman lately.

    The Scarlet Pimpernel Baroness Orczy
  • These met with success, and are still in the repertoire of the comedie francaise.

  • She wrote "Cenie," which was played at the comedie francaise, and her success was established.

    The Women of the French Salons Amelia Gere Mason
British Dictionary definitions for comedie francaise

Comédie Française

/kɔmedi frɑ̃sɛz/
noun
1.
the French national theatre, founded in Paris in 1680
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