Bottomley, Gordon, 1874–1948, English poet and dramatist, b. Yorkshire. His major artistic efforts were directed at reviving verse drama in English. Among his plays are The Crier by Night (1902), The Riding To Lithend (1909), King Lear's Wife (1915), and Gruach (1921); the latter two are "prefaces" to the action of Lear and Macbeth respectively. His volumes of poetry include A Vision of Giorgione (1910).
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