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Dekker, Thomas(Encyclopedia)Dekker, Thomas, c,1570–1632, English dramatist and pamphleteer. Little is known of his life except that he frequently suffered from poverty and served several prison terms for debt. He began his lit...
Middleton, Thomas(Encyclopedia)Middleton, Thomas, 1580–1627, English dramatist, b. London, grad. Queen's College, Oxford, 1598. His early plays were chiefly written in collaboration with Dekker, Drayton, and others. Between 1604 ...
Dekker, Eduard Douwes(Encyclopedia)Dekker, Eduard Douwes ´düärt dou´s dk´r [key], pseud. Multatulimltätü´l [key], 1820–87, Dutch novelist. His experiences in the Dutch colonial service in Java (1838–57) made him...
Rowley, William(Encyclopedia)Rowley, William rou´l [key], 1585?–1642?, English playwright and actor. He collaborated with many noted dramatists, including Dekker, Ford, and Webster; his best work, notably The Changeling (162...
Day, John(Encyclopedia)Day, John, 1574?–1640?, English dramatist. Educated at Cambridge, he was one of Philip Henslowe's group of playwrights, collaborating with Thomas Dekker, Henry Chettle, and others. The allegorical m...
Griselda(Encyclopedia)Griselda grzl´d [key], long-suffering heroine of medieval story, whose husband subjects her to numerous trials in order to test her devotion. The story originated in a widespread W European fol...
Henslowe, Philip(Encyclopedia)Henslowe, Philip hnz´l [key], c.1550–1616, English businessman and theatrical manager. Although he managed the Rose Theatre, Bankside, London, and the Fortune Theatre, Cripplegate, London, he i...
Multatuli(Encyclopedia)Multatuli: see Dekker, Eduard Douwes.
Massinger, Philip(Encyclopedia)Massinger, Philip ms´njr [key], 1583–1640, English dramatist, b. Salisbury. He studied at Oxford (1602–6) but left without a degree, apparently to go to London to write plays. A prolific wr...
Willing, Thomas(Encyclopedia)Willing, Thomas, 1731–1821, American merchant and financier, b. Philadelphia. He studied law in London. Returning to Philadelphia in 1749, he entered his father's business and later established with...
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