Robert Davenport

(fl. c. 1614—1650) playwright

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(fl. 1624), playwright. His three surviving plays, A New Trick to Cheat the Devil (1639), King John and Matilda (1655), and The City Night-Cap (1661), all owe some debt to Shakespeare. The Stationers' Register for 1653 claims that he co-wrote a lost play with Shakespeare, Henry I.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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