Nicholas Rowe

Standard Name: Rowe, Nicholas


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Intertextuality and Influence Julia Frankau
The title-page of The Copper Crash quotes lines by Nicholas Rowe , the early eighteenth-century author of she-tragedies featuring pathetic heroines. Frank Danby's preface broaches the topic of hypnotism, which it regards as a...
Intertextuality and Influence Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford
The poem of invitation, based on Nicholas Rowe 's ballad beginning Dear Colin, prevent my warm blushes,
Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley. Essays and Poems and Simplicity, A Comedy. Halsband, Robert and Isobel GrundyEditors , Oxford University Press, 1993.
is an appeal for love by a female speaker who finds herself in some difficulty because of...
Intertextuality and Influence Teresia Constantia Phillips
TCP placed on the title-page of her Apology a quotation from Nicholas Rowe 's The Fair Penitent, the period's most famous treatment of a woman who is deserving although fallen. She later emphasises her...
Intertextuality and Influence Mrs Ross
MR 's title is a complex literary allusion. The tragic heroine of Nicholas Rowe 's The Fair Penitent, 1703, tells her unwanted fiancé that their hearts were never paired above . . . joined...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Isabella Spence
The title-page quotes are from Nicholas Rowe 's Jane Shore and an unidentified old play.
Spence, Elizabeth Isabella. Dame Rebecca Berry. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green , 1827.
The actual woman behind the story was Rebecca Berry, later Elton . The coat of arms of her...
Intertextuality and Influence Fidelia
The subtitle notes that this is a song, designed to go to the tune of Colin's Complaint—which was a popular ballad by Nicholas Rowe , about a shepherd afflicted by despairing love. This suggests...
Leisure and Society Mary Deverell
When in her teens she attended performances of Ambrose Philips 's The Distressed Mother and Nicholas Rowe 's The Fair Penitent, she says, I shed more real tears on the occasion, than would have...
Occupation Fanny Kemble
Later in 1830, when she acted Calista in Nicholas Rowe 's The Fair Penitent, Thomas Noon Talfourd told Mary Russell Mitfordthat, at a distance from the stage, he could almost have imagined her...
Occupation Charlotte Lennox
Charlotte Ramsay (later CL ) first appeared on stage in London: at Drury Lane , as Lavinia in The Fair Penitent by Nicholas Rowe .
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Occupation Charlotte Charke
CC , at Henry Fielding 's Haymarket Theatre , appeared in male roles: as Macheath (John Gay ), Falstaff (Shakespeare ), George Barnwell (George Lillo ), and Lothario (Nicholas Rowe ).
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Occupation Charlotte Charke
Her career opened well. Next year she took the demanding role of Alicia in Nicholas Rowe 's Jane Shore. She became stock-reader or general understudy in the Drury Lane Company , in which capacity she played Cleopatra.
Baruth, Philip E. “Who Is Charlotte Charke?”. Introducing Charlotte Charke: Actress, Author, Enigma, edited by Philip E. Baruth, University of Illinois Press, 1998, pp. 9 - 62.
Performance of text Elizabeth Inchbald
The Widow's Vow, an afterpiece adapted by EI , had its first performance, following Nicholas Rowe 's Jane Shore at the Haymarket Theatre : it was published the same year.
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Performance of text Susanna Centlivre
SC 's only mature tragedy, The Cruel Gift; or, The Royal Resentment (said to have been written in collaboration with Nicholas Rowe , though its several editions give her name alone), opened at Drury Lane .
Bowyer, John Wilson. The Celebrated Mrs Centlivre. Duke University Press, 1952.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
English Short Title Catalogue.
Textual Features Maria Susanna Cooper
MSC 's preface says that in this age of adultery she hopes to deter other women from following the example of Jane, who became a mistress, albeit to a king (Edward IV ). Jane...
Textual Production Anne Burke
The title-page quotes from Nicholas Rowe .


May 1703
Nicholas Rowe published his she-tragedyThe Fair Penitent.
2 February 1714
Nicholas Rowe 's Tragedy of Jane Shore was first performed.
20 April 1715
Nicholas Rowe 's she-tragedyLady Jane Gray was first performed.
6 December 1718
Nicholas Rowe , playwright, translator, and editor of Shakespeare , died after four years in the post of Poet Laureate.
30 July 1796
The earliest known Australian imprint is a playbill printed for a performance on this day in Sydney of Nicholas Rowe 's she-tragedyJane Shore.