James Wright

(1644—1717) antiquary and author

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(1643–1713), antiquary and author of the anonymous Historia histrionica: An Historical Account of the English Stage (1699). Written as a dialogue between Lovewit and an old cavalier, it is a useful source of information on early 17th-century plays, players, and playhouses and includes references to Hamlet and Othello.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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