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Bacchae

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) — Religion.

AT: The Bacchic Women; Bacchants A: Euripides Pf: c.405 bc, Athens null...

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Blencowe, John

Sidney Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 217 words.

Blencowe, John (b. 1609, d. in or after 1640), playwright and Church of England clergyman, was born on 29 January 1609 and baptized on 8 February following in St Bride's, Fleet Street, the...

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Cartwright, William

Dennis Flynn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1139 words.

Cartwright, William (1611–1643), poet, playwright, and Church of England clergyman, was born in December 1611 at Northway, Gloucestershire, and baptized there on 26 December, the first of...

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Fisher, Jasper

E. T. Bradley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 449 words.

Fisher, Jasper (1590/91–1643), Church of England clergyman and playwright, was the son of William Fisher of Carleton, Bedfordshire, deputy auditor for the county of York, who was descended...

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Goffe [Gough], Thomas

Eleri Larkum.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 646 words.

Goffe [Gough], Thomas (1590/91–1629), playwright and Church of England clergyman, was born in Essex, the son of a clergyman. From Westminster School, aged eighteen, he was elected to a...

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Gordin, Jacob

Nahma Sandrow.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Judaism and Jewish Studies; Education. 1462 words.

Gordin, Jacob (01 May 1853–11 June 1909), playwright and teacher, was born in Mirgorod, Ukraine, the son of Yekhiel Mikhel Ha-Levi Gordin, a prosperous merchant, and Ida (maiden name...

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Hausted, Peter

David Kathman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 796 words.

Hausted, Peter (c. 1605–1644), playwright and Church of England clergyman, was born in Oundle, Northamptonshire. His parentage is uncertain but William Hawsted, a yeoman of Oundle who...

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Home, John

Kenneth Simpson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 2648 words.

Home, John (1722–1808), Church of Scotland minister and playwright, was born in Leith on 21 September 1722, the son of Alexander Home, town clerk of Leith, and Christian Hay, daughter of...

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Jennens, Charles

Ruth Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Religion; Literature; Music. 1181 words.

Jennens, Charles (1700/01–1773), patron of the arts and librettist, was born probably at Gopsall Hall, Leicestershire, the son of Charles Jennens (bap. 1662, d. 1747), gentleman and JP, son...

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Le Fanu, Peter

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 4 words.

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