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Beaumont and Fletcher

(1584 - 1616 / England)

Beaumont and Fletcher
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Beaumont and Fletcher were the English dramatists Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, who collaborated in their writing during the reign of James I (he reigned in England 1603-1625)

When the first collected folio of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, containing a masque and some thirty-four plays, none of the latter having previously been printed, was published in 1647, long after the deaths of its authors, no attempt was made to discriminate between the parts of the famous collaborators; nor did the 1679 folio, in spite of its eighteen additional plays, suggest that a separation was desirable or feasible. But recent investigation has tended more and more strongly toward such a ... more »

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  • Ellis L. Tiffany, Ph.D. (5/10/2005 2:21:00 PM)

    Where in the works of John Fletcher did he write these lines:

    Who does not see in drown Deucalion's name,
    When Earth her men and Sea had lost her shore,
    Old Noah?

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