Nicholas Rowe (1674-1718 / England)
Nicholas Rowe (20 June 1674 – 6 December 1718), English dramatist, poet and miscellaneous writer, was appointed Poet Laureate in 1715.
The Ambitious Stepmother, Rowe's first play, produced in 1700 at Lincoln’s Inn Fields by Thomas Betterton and set in Persepolis, was called and was well received. This was followed in 1701 by Tamerlane. In this play the conqueror represented William ... more »
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