Beggar's Bush

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A drama by J. Fletcher and Massinger, possibly with scenes by Beaumont; probably performed 1622, published 1647.

The play has been admired for the intricacies of the plot, and for the realistic portrayal of its ‘ragged regiment’ of beggars, whose dialogue is enlivened by thieves' cant.

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Francis Beaumont (1584—1616) playwright