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John Ford

(1586—1639) playwright

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Alexander Dyce

Alexander Dyce  

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(1798–1869)Scholar, who edited many works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. His editions include the works of George Peele (1828 and 1829–39), Thomas Middleton (1840), Beaumont and Fletcher ...
Barry Kyle

Barry Kyle  

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(1948– )English director. Kyle was an associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1978, and was made honorary associate in 1991 after directing nearly 40 plays for the company. ...
Bedlam

Bedlam  

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A corruption of Bethlehem, applied to the Hospital of St Mary of Bethlehem, in Bishopsgate, London, founded as a priory in 1247, which became a hospital for lunatics. From Bedlam are derived such ...
Broken Heart

Broken Heart  

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A tragedy by J. Ford, printed 1633.The scene is Sparta. Penthea, who was betrothed to Orgilus whom she loved, has been forced by her brother Ithocles to marry the jealous and contemptible Bassanes, ...
Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre  

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The brainchild of local tradesman Leslie Evershed-Martin (1903–94) and funded by public subscription, the 1,400-seat theatre situated in a West Sussex park in the south of England opened in 1962 ...
English drama

English drama  

Prior to 1567, there were no purpose-built playhouses in England, Scotland, or Wales. Drama was performed in a range of public and private spaces from innyards and churchyards to the ...
Ford, John

Ford, John (1586–1639)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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English playwright who, with Cyril Tourneur, pioneered post-Jacobean drama. His major plays include The Broken Heart (c

Ford, John

Ford, John (1586–1639)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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(1586–1639),

English dramatist, many of whose plays are lost, some destroyed by Warburton's cook. Ford was part-author

Ford, John

Ford, John (1586–c.1639)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

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(1586–c.1639)

English playwright. Though a member of the Middle Temple, Ford's main interest was the

Ford, John

Ford, John   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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John Ford's life is easily dealt with because so little is known of it. Born in Ilsington, Devon, in 1586

Ford, John

Ford, John (1586–1638)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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(1586–1638),

English playwright. Ford wrote or contributed to nearly twenty plays, of which seven are now lost. He

Giorgio Albertazzi

Giorgio Albertazzi  

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(1925– )Italian actor who made his debut in Florence in plays by Alfred de Musset, John Ford, and the early modern Italian playwright Bernardo Dovizi da Bibbiena. In 1949 Luchino ...
Hartley Coleridge

Hartley Coleridge  

(1796–1849),eldest son of S. T. Coleridge. He lost his Oxford fellowship for intemperance. In 1833 he published Poems, Songs and Sonnets and his unfinished Biographia Borealis, retitled Worthies of ...
historical drama

historical drama  

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Any dramatic genre—tragedy, comedy, melodrama—loses coherence upon close scrutiny, but historical drama seems to lose the most. The term is often arbitrarily applied (Shakespeare's Richard III is ...
History of the Reign of Henry VII

History of the Reign of Henry VII  

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By Francis Bacon, published in 1622. An innovatory historiographer, Bacon rejects in this work the medieval chronicle form and the idea of history as the theatre of God's providence. He ...
John Warburton

John Warburton  

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(1682–1759),English antiquarian and book collector, who had at one time in his possession some 60 Elizabethan and Jacobean plays in manuscript, many of them unique copies of works which ...
John Webster

John Webster  

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(c. 1578–c. 1626),combined the careers of coachmaker and playwright. He wrote several plays in collaboration with other dramatists; these include Westward Hoe and Northward Hoe, with Dekker (both ...
Lover's Melancholy

Lover's Melancholy  

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A romantic comedy by J. Ford, printed 1629.The conventional romantic plot is the framework for Ford's analysis of love melancholy, strongly influenced by Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy. The play ...
Love's Sacrifice

Love's Sacrifice  

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A tragedy by J. Ford, printed 1633.
Penelope Rich

Penelope Rich  

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(c. 1562–1607),sister of Robert Devereux, earl of Essex. In 1581 she was unhappily married to Lord Rich, and soon after provided the model for Sidney's ‘Stella’. The exact nature of their ...

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