James Shirley

Playwright, Author

1596 – 1666

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Who was James Shirley?

James Shirley was an English dramatist.

He belonged to the great period of English dramatic literature, but, in Lamb's words, he "claims a place among the worthies of this period, not so much for any transcendent genius in himself, as that he was the last of a great race, all of whom spoke nearly the same language and had a set of moral feelings and notions in common." His career of play writing extended from 1625 to the suppression of stage plays by Parliament in 1642.

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Born
Sep 18, 1596
London
Also known as
  • Ширли, Джеймс
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • St Catharine's College, Cambridge
  • Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood
Died
Oct 29, 1666
London
Resting place
St Giles in the Fields

Submitted
on July 23, 2013