(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.