- Category : Writers-Playwright-script
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (11,17,23)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Identification 1
French dramatist, poet and author and was a member of the Académie française.
His play, Lucrèce, was performed at the Thêatre Français on 1 April 1843. This date is notable in literature and dramatic history, because it marked a reaction against the romantic style of Alexandre Dumas, père and Victor Hugo.
Ponsard adopted the liberty of the romantics with regard to the unities of time and place, but reverted to the more sober style of earlier French drama. The tastes and capacities of the greatest tragic actress of the day, Rachel, suited his methods, and this contributed greatly to his own popularity.
Ponsard died in Paris on 7 July 1867.