Quinault, Philippe , French dramatist, poet, and librettist; b. Paris, June 3, 1635; d. there, Nov. 26, 1688. He was Lully’s librettist from 1671 to 1676.
G. Crapelet, Notice sur la vie et les ouvrages de Q. (Paris, 1824); E. Richter, P. Q.: Sein Leben, seine Tragödien, seine Bedeutung für das Theater Frankreichs und des Auslandes (Leipzig, 1910); E. Gros, P. Q.: Sa vie et son oeuvre (Paris, 1926); J. Buijtendorp, P. Q.: Sa vie, ses tragédies et ses tragi- comédies (Amsterdam, 1928).
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