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Britannica Concise

British playwright. He studied at Oxford Univ. and had written three books of poetry by 1600. He learned to write plays by collaborating with J. Webster and others on works for the producer P. Henslowe. His tragedies Women Beware Women (c.1621) and The Changeling (1622, with William Rowley) are considered his masterpieces. His comedies, which picture a society dazzled by money, included Michaelmas Terme (c.1605), A Trick to Catch the Old-one (1608), A Mad World, My Masters (1608), A Chast Mayd in Cheape-side (c.1613), and A Game at Chess (1625).




 


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