John Fletcher

Standard Name: Fletcher, John,, 1579 - 1625


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Family and Intimate relationships Ann, Lady Fanshawe
They may have chosen to marry outside Oxford because although he was a royalist, Sir Richard did not support the reforms by which William Laud had been making the Church of England higher. Ann's...
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Halkett
AH handles her narrative (which survives only up to the year 1656) with skill. She employs literary reference when the ups and downs of her personal value at court put her in mind of texts...
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Hatton
The title-page promises embellishment with characters and anecdotes of well-known persons,
Hatton, Ann. Chronicles of an Illustrious House. Minerva.
and offers a Latin quotation about man being either a god or a wolf, and a French one on mastering the passions. Volumes...
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Ridler
The new poems included Kirkwall 1942, about her wartime stay in Orkney,
Ridler, Anne. Memoirs. The Perpetua Press, p. 240 pp.
and Jane Wakeful, which captures the exasperation of early parenthood and with ironic indirection relates it to other human emotions...
Literary responses Anna Kingsford
The most vitriolic review appeared in The Academy. Walter MacLeane vehemently objected to AK 's favourable depiction of Rosamunda, whom he declared one of the most detestable characters in history . . . coarse...
Occupation Elizabeth Inchbald
EI made her London stage debut, at Covent Garden ; she played the breeches role of Bellario in Fletcher 's Philaster.
Manvell, Roger. Elizabeth Inchbald: England’s Principal Woman Dramatist and Independent Woman of Letters in 18th Century London. University Press of America.
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press.
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Reception Ada Cambridge
The Athenæum decried AC 's lack of originality, arguing that the work as a whole read like an echo of well-remembered poems, recalling . . . half a score of other scarcely less familiar productions...


2 May 1594: The Taming of the Shrew, a comedy by Shakespeare,...

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2 May 1594

The Taming of the Shrew, a comedy by Shakespeare , was entered in the Stationers' Register.

1609: A particular myth of national female heroism...

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A particular myth of national female heroism was launched in John Fletcher 's playBonduca (the Icenian queen better known as Boudicca or Boadicea ).

Before 29 June 1613: Henry VIII, by Shakespeare (probably with...

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Before 29 June 1613

Henry VIII, by Shakespeare (probably with the collaboration of Fletcher ), had its first performance: when it was acted on this date, a fire broke out which destroyed the Globe Theatre .

28 April 1619: The Maid's Tragedy, written jointly in 1610-11...

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28 April 1619

The Maid's Tragedy, written jointly in 1610-11 by John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont (who had since died), was entered in the Stationers' Register ; it was published this year.

7 December 1666: This was probably the first day a public...

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7 December 1666

This was probably the first day a public theatre opened in London after a seventeen-month closure owing to the plague.

About November 1697: A tragedy by Charles Hopkins, Boadicea, Queen...

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About November 1697

A tragedy by Charles Hopkins , Boadicea, Queen of Britain, starring Elizabeth Barry , scored an immense success.

From 30 July 1778: George Colman's Bonduca (adapted from a play...

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From 30 July 1778

George Colman 's Bonduca (adapted from a play by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher ) kept up the tradition of stage representations of this female national hero, better known as Boadicea.


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