ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Fletcher

(1579-1625)


John Fletcher, the younger son of the Bishop of London and the cousin of Giles and Phineas Fletcher, was born at Rye and attended Corpus Christi College Cambridge (B.A. 1595, M.A. 1598). The author of The Faithful Shepherdess was famous as a collaborator with Francis Beaumont on a series of very successful plays (1606-16). Fletcher died of the plague and was buried in the same grave as his friend and collaborator Philip Massinger.


TEXT RECORDS:

1610The Faithfull Shepheardesse.
1623A Wife for a Moneth.

PUBLICATIONS:

The woman hater. 1607.
The faithfull shepheardesse. 1609.
The knight of the burning pestle. 1613.
Cupids revenge. 1615.
The scornful ladie: a comedie. 1616.
A king and no king. 1619.
The maides tragedy. 1619.
Phylaster: or love lyes a bleeding. 1620.
The tragedy of Thierry King of France. 1621.
The two noble kinsmen. 1634.
The elder brother. 1637.
The bloody brother. 1639.
Monsieur Thomas: a comedy. 1639.
Wit with-out money: a comedie. 1639.
Poems. 1640.
The night-walker, or the little theife: a comedy. 1661.
Rule a wife and have a wife: a comoedy. 1640.
The wild-goose chase, a comedie. 1652.
The beggars bush. 1661.