Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Sir William Davenant
Standard Name: Davenant, Sir William
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|Intertextuality and Influence||Mariana Starke||
The play's central theme was suttee or sati, the practice of burning a widow at her husband's death. The playbill advertised a Procession representing the Ceremonies attending the Sacrifice of an Indian Woman on the...
|Literary responses||Elizabeth Polwhele|
|Textual Production||Lady Hester Pulter||
LHP apparently began composing the sixty-seven poems which she eventually had transcribed into an album, together with a separate collection of emblem poems and a prose romance. She gave the poems various titles: the first...
|Textual Production||Frances Eleanor Trollope||
FET published a novel about spiritualism, Black Spirits and White.
The title is quoted from an incantatory lyric which is better remembered than its provenance. It occurs in Sir William Davenant 's version of...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Clemence Dane|
29 October 1656
Sir William Davenant published his operatic entertainment The Siege of Rhodes.
25 July 1658
Sir William Davenant 's masqueThe Cruelty of the Spaniards in Peru, Exprest by instrumentall and vocall musick, and by the art of perspective in scenes, etc., was published; it had been performed the same year.