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Henry Chettle

(c. 1560—1607) printer and playwright


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(c. 1560–?1607),

is reputedly the author of about 13 plays and the joint author of considerably more (including The Blind Beggar of Bednal‐Green with J. Day). The only extant play attributed to him alone is The Tragedy of Hoffman (c.1603). He edited and was possibly the author of Greenes Groats‐Worth of Witte (1592), which, like his own satirical pamphlet Kind Harts Dreame (?1592), is noteworthy for its allusion to Shakespeare. He also published Englandes Mourning Garment (1603), an elegy on Queen Elizabeth.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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