Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
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|Friends, Associates||Aphra Behn|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Margaret Holford||
The dedication relates how a masculine natal Genius visited the new-born poet, making her mother half-afraid of that aspect strange and wild, / As with immortal hand he touch'd th'unconscious child! The mother does not...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Anna Maria Mackenzie||
The title-page quotes lines from Thomas Otway about a massacre of children by soldiers; chapter one quotes Milton on the torments of a bad conscience. The story is set in the tenth and eleventh centuries...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Elizabeth Thomas|
|Occupation||Anna Eliza Bray|
It ran for six nights, making it a success, and giving its author (according to custom) the entire theatre profits on the third and sixth nights. The young and nervous actor Thomas Otway had a...
|Textual Features||Mary Pix||
The dedication mentions the Countess's experience of travel, and of suffering with her husband. The two widows of the play are differentiated as they are a good and a bad mother. Several motifs familiar from...
|Textual Features||Catharine Trotter|
|Textual Production||Aphra Behn||
Thomas Otway contributed the prologue.
Johnson, Samuel. The Lives of the Poets. Lonsdale, RogerEditor , Clarendon Press, 2006.
|Textual Production||Eglinton Wallace||
The full title reads A Supplement to The conduct of the King of Prussia &c. investigated; Observations upon the present state of English politics; and a plan for altering the mode of carrying on the...
|Textual Production||Mrs Showes||
The title-page bears a quotation from Thomas Otway .
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Susanna Blamire||
SB 's imaginative sympathy with the poor and uneducated, shown in many of her poems, is vividly present in We've hed sec a Durdum, a ventriloquized report of local festivities which include low-life entertainments...
|Wealth and Poverty||Aphra Behn|
About 9 February 1682
Thomas Otway 's she-tragedyVenice Preserved had its first performance.