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John Webster

(c. 1580—1625) poet and 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 ...
American Conservatory Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre  

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(ACT)Founded in 1965 in Pittsburgh by director William Ball, it moved the following year to Stanford University before finding a permanent home at San Francisco's Geary Theater in 1967 ...
Appius and Virginia

Appius and Virginia  

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1 a tragedy traditionally attributed to Webster, but by some authorities to Heywood, in whole or in part. The production date is uncertain; it was probably first printed in 1654. The plot is taken ...
Canada Lee

Canada Lee  

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(b. New York, 3 March 1907; d. New York, 8 May 1952)Actor. After a successful boxing career was cut short by injury, he made his stage debut in 1928 ...
chronicle play

chronicle play  

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A type of drama popular in the 1590s and the early 17th cent., in which scenes from the life of a monarch or famous historical character were depicted. Examples are Shakespeare's Henry V and Henry ...
A Cure for a Cuckold

A Cure for a Cuckold  

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A comedy by J. Webster and W. Rowley, possibly with T. Heywood, brought out in 1661.
Duchess of Malfi

Duchess of Malfi  

A: John Webster Pf: c. 1613, London Pb: 1623 G: Trag. in 5 acts; blank verse and some prose S: Malfi ( = Amalfi), Rome, Loretto, the countryside near Ancona, and Milan, 1504–13 C: 21m, 4f, extrasThe ...
F. L. Lucas

F. L. Lucas  

(1894–1967),scholar, critic, and poet. His critical works include Tragedy in Relation to Aristotle's Poetics (1927) and The Decline and Fall of the Romantic Ideal (1936), and he edited an edition of ...
George Chapman

George Chapman  

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(?1559–1634),born near Hitchin, in Hertfordshire. After more than a decade as a professional playwright he turned to his major work of translating Homer, completed in 1616. Chapman's earliest ...
Henry Chettle

Henry Chettle  

(c. 1560–?1607),is reputedly the author of about 13 plays and the joint author of considerably more (including The Blind Beggar of Bednal‐Green with J. Day). The only extant play attributed to him ...
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horror  

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And fantasy have been with us, in one form or another, for as long as literature has existed. M. Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), R. L. Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), and ...
Jacobean

Jacobean  

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Of or relating to the reign (1603–25) of James I of England; (of furniture) in the style prevalent during the reign of James I, especially being the colour of dark oak.
Jean Gascon

Jean Gascon  

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(1921–88)French Canadian actor and director. He studied theatre in France 1946–51 and on return helped found the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, becoming its artistic director and leading actor. Notable ...
John Ford

John Ford  

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(1586–after 1639),wrote all or a substantial part of 18 plays, of which seven have been lost. Between 1621 and 1625 he collaborated with Dekker and others in at least five plays including The Witch ...
John Marston

John Marston  

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(1576–1634)Poet and dramatist, whose mother was Italian. He graduated from Oxford in 1594, and joined his father, a lawyer, in the Middle Temple, where he maintained rooms until 1606. ...
John Underwood

John Underwood  

(c. 1588–1624),actor (Blackfriars Boys 1601–8, King's Men 1608–24). Underwood first appears in the Blackfriars Boys cast lists for Jonson's Cynthia's Revels and Poetaster and he was one of the ...
Lord Stirling William Alexander

Lord Stirling William Alexander  

(?1567–1640),Scottish poet, courtier, and friend of Drummond of Hawthornden. His chief poetical works are a collection of songs and sonnets, Aurora (1604), a long poem on Doomsday (1614), and four ...
Malcontent

Malcontent  

A tragi‐comedy by Marston, published 1604(with additions by Webster).The central character is Altofronto, banished Duke of Genoa, disguised as the malcontent Malevole; in this role he reveals to his ...
Nahum Tate

Nahum Tate  

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(b ?Dublin, 1652; d London, 1715).Irish‐born poet and playwright, poet laureate from 1692. Wrote lib. of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and collab. with Nicholas Brady (b Bandon, Co. Cork, 1659; d ...
Northward Ho

Northward Ho  

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A comedy by John Webster and Thomas Dekker, written 1605, printed 1607. Greenshield, failing to seduce Mayberry's wife, takes her ring by force. To avenge himself, he shows the ring ...

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