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James Shirley

Playwright (1596 — 29-Oct-1666)


Sandra A. Burner. James Shirley: A Study of Literary Coteries and Patronage in Seventeenth-Century England. University Press of America. 1988. 234pp.

Robert Stanley Forsythe. The Relations of Shirley's Plays to the Elizabethan Drama. Columbia University Press. 1914. 483pp.

Richard Gerber. James Shirley: Dramatiker der Dekadenz. A. Francke. 1952. 109pp. Language: German.

Ben Lucow. James Shirley. Twayne. 1981. 176pp.

Arthur Huntington Nason. James Shirley, Dramatist: A Biographical and Critical Study. New York: Arthur H. Nason, Publishers. 1915. 469pp.

Ruth K. Zimmer. James Shirley: A Reference Guide. G. K. Hall. 1980. 132pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1343)

  6. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.342)

  7. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.469-70)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.942)

  9. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (p.782)

  10. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.476)

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