ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Chettle

(1560 ca.-1603 ca.)


The son of a dyer, Henry Chettle became a stationer and later a playwright for the Admiral's Men. Thomas Nashe regarded him as an ally of Gabriel Harvey; Chettle was imprisoned for debt in 1599. According to Philip Henslow's diary, he was the author of thirty-eight plays, of which only four were printed. Henry Chettle collaborated with Michael Drayton on Black Batman of the North.


TEXT RECORDS:

1600A Pastorall Song between Phillis and Amarillis, two Nimphes, each answering other line for line.
1603Englandes Mourning Garment.
1603The Shepheards Spring Song.

PUBLICATIONS:

Kind-harts dreame. Conteining five apparitions. 1593.
Piers Plainnes seaven yeres prentiship. 1595.
The downfall of Robert, Earle of Huntington. 1601.
The death of Robert, Earle of Huntington. 1601.
The pleasant comodie of Patient Grissil. 1603.
Englandes mourning garment. 1603.
The tragedy of Hoffman or a revenge for a father. 1631.
The blind-beggar of Bethnal Green. 1659.