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 (dĕk′ər), Thomas 1572-1632.
English playwright whose comedy The Shoemaker's Holiday (1600) is notable for its vivid portrayal of daily life in London.


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(Biography) Thomas. ?1572–?1632, English dramatist and pamphleteer, noted particularly for his comedy The Shoemaker's Holiday (1600) and his satirical pamphlet The Gull's Hornbook (1609)


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Thomas, 1572?–1632?, English playwright.
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about 1575 to about 1619), son of a counsellor of Queen Elizabeth, a lawyer; and Thomas Dekker (about 1570 to about 1640), a ne'er-do-weel dramatist and hack-writer of irrepressible and delightful good spirits.
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Bayman, Anna, Thomas Dekker and the Culture of Pamphleteering in Early Modern London, Farnham, Ashgate, 2014; hardback; pp.
Whilst the Admiral's company prepared to move playhouse, playwrights like Dekker were canting out their own dieatrical reputations and targeting London audiences in revealing ways.