Gaspard Abeille

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Abeille portrait, anonymous artist, circa 1704

Gaspard Abeille (Riez, 1648 – Paris, 22 May 1718) was a French lyric and tragic poet. He was educated with the aim of a career in the church[citation needed] and received the title of Abbé. In 1704, he was elected a member of the Académie française. His brother Scipion was also a poet and a surgeon.

Plays[edit]

  • Argélie, reine de Thessalie, five-act tragady, in verse, Paris, Théâtre de l'Hôtel de Bourgogne, novembre 1673
  • Coriolan, five-act tragedy, in verse, Paris, Théâtre de l'Hôtel Guénégaud, 24 janvier 1676
  • Lyncée, five-act tragedy, in verse, Paris, Théâtre de l'Hôtel de Bourgogne, 25 février 1678
  • Soliman, five-act tragedy, in verse, Paris, Théâtre de l'Hôtel de Bourgogne, 11 octobre 1680
  • Crispin bel esprit, one-act comedy, in verse, Paris, Théâtre de l'Hôtel Guénégaud, 11 juillet 1681
  • Hercule, five-act tragedy, in verse, Paris, Théâtre de l'Hôtel Guénégaud, 7 novembre 1681