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Thomas Nashe

(1567—1601) writer

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Barnabe Barnes

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(1571–1609),

attempted, in 1598, to kill the recorder of Berwick with poisoned claret, but he successfully evaded sentence. He published a sonnet sequence, Parthenophil and...

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battle of Marignano

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

In the early sixteenth century, the western passes of the Alps were guarded by Swiss and papal troops. In August 1515 an invading French army raised in Lyon and led ...

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Ben Jonson

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(1572/3–1637),

born in London of Border descent. He was educated at Westminster School under Camden. During the early 1590s he worked as a bricklayer in his stepfather's employ,...

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censorship

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

1. Any regime or context in which the content of what is publically expressed, exhibited, published, broadcast, or otherwise distributed is regulated or in which the...

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Christopher Marlowe

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(1564–93).

English playwright, poet, and spy. Born in Canterbury, he was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His plays, beginning with Dido, Queen of Carthage (c.1587),...

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Christ's Tears over Jerusalem

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A tract by Thomas Nashe, published 1593. Nashe presents himself as a religious reformer, applying Christ's prophecy of the fall of Jerusalem as a warning to sinful London to repent. ...

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Constant Lambert

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Dance.

(b London, 23 Aug. 1905; d London, 21 Aug. 1951)

British conductor and composer who played a seminal role in the development of English ballet. He studied at the Royal College of...

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Crabbed Age and Youth

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

A twelve-line lyric printed as the twelfth poem in The Passionate Pilgrim (1599). A fine lyric, but almost certainly not by Shakespeare, it is also the first stanza of a ...

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Earl of Surrey Henry Howard

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — History.

(c. 1517–47).

Grandson of Thomas, duke of Norfolk, the victor of Flodden. In high favour at the court of Henry VIII, he was given the Garter and, at one time, considered as a...

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Edward Alleyn

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Theatre.

(1566–1626),

an actor (R. Burbage's chief rival) and partner of Henslowe, with whom he built the Fortune Theatre, Cripplegate. There he acted at the head of the Lord Admiral's...

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