ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Philip Massinger

(1583-1640)


Philip Massinger was a page at the Herbert estate at Wilton; he attended Salisbury School and entered Saint Alban Hall, Oxford in 1602 at the age of 18. Massinger had a long and successful career as a dramatist, contributing to some 50 plays, of which 22 are lost. He collaborated with Nathaniel Field, Cyril Tourneur, Thomas Dekker, and John Fletcher (after the death of Beaumont), and was the friend of Aston Cokayne.


TEXT RECORDS:

1623 ca.The Copie of a Letter written upon Occasion to the Earle of Pembroke Lo: Chamberlaine.
1635Sero, sed serio. To Philip Earle of Pembrooke.

PUBLICATIONS:

The duke of Malta. 1623.
Henry VIII [with Shakespeare and Fletcher]. 1623.
The bondman. 1624.
A new way to pay old debts. 1625.
The city madam. 1626.
The Roman actor. 1629.
The picture. 1630.
The renegado. 1630.
The maid of honour. 1632.
The emperour of the East. 1632.
Two noble kinsmen [with Shakespeare and Fletcher]. 1634.
The unnatural combat. 1639.
Believe as you list. 1653.
The bashful lover. 1655.
The guardian. 1655.
Beauties of Massinger. 1817.
Works, ed. Philip Edwards and Colin Gibson. 5 vols, 1976.