Reference Entry

Davenant [D'Avenant], Sir William (1606-1668), poet, playwright, and theatre manager

Mary Edmond

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Origins and early life | Plays and masques | War, exile, and imprisonment | The opera | Restoration theatre manager | The Duke's Theatre | Davenant and Shakespeare | Last years

Reference Entry.  6176 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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