Francis Beaumont


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Noun1.Francis Beaumont - English dramatist who collaborated with John Fletcher (1584-1616)Francis Beaumont - English dramatist who collaborated with John Fletcher (1584-1616)
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A well-known poetical letter of the dramatist Francis Beaumont to Jonson celebrates the club meetings; and equally well known is a description given in the next generation from hearsay and inference by the antiquary Thomas Fuller: 'Many were the wit-combats betwixt Shakspere and Ben Jonson, which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon and an English man-of-war: Master Jonson, like the former, was built far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances; Shakespere, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention.'
These tendencies appear in the plays of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, whose reputations are indissolubly linked together in one of the most famous literary partnerships of all time.
Francis Beaumont died on 6 March 1616 and was buried three days later in Westminster Abbey.
Her topics include permutations of revenge in Thomas Middleton's The Revenger Tragedy, semioticising blackness in the anonymous Lust's Dominion or the Lascivious Queen, upgraded grief and romance regained in The Maid's Tragedy by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, grotesque avatar and carnivalesque justice in John Marston's The Wonder of Women or The Tragedy of Sophonisba, and discourse in limbo in John Webster's The White Devil.
Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher inaugurated their collaboration on a series of popular tragicomedies with their play, Philaster, Or Love Lies a-Bleeding, a success soon followed by A King and No King.
Spanish adaptations filled Jacobean playhouses, as English dramatists such as Fletcher, Francis Beaumont, Shakespeare, John Webster, John Ford, James Shirley, Philip Massinger, Thomas Middleton, Nathan Field, Thomas Dekker, and William Rowley found inspiration time and again in Spanish sources.
Alongside his obvious links to William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, his relationship with the likes of John Ford, Phillip Massinger and Francis Beaumont indicate the close though not closed world in which Lowin lived.
The last Beaumonts in my list, had nothing to do with medicine: Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Baronet (1753-1827) was a British art patron, amateur painter and one of the founders of the London's National Gallery and the brothers, Sir John Beaumont (1582-1627?) and Francis Beaumont, (1584-1616), were British poets.
More precisely, Chapter One is devoted to Christopher Marlowe's Hero and Leander; Chapter Two to William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well and Cymbeline; Chapter Three to Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher's Philaster and The Maid's Tragedy and Thomas Middleton's The Nice Valour; Chapter Four to Robert Greene's Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, the anonymous Merry Devil of Edmonton and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure; and Chapter Five to Lady Mary Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus and The Countess of Montgomery's Urania.
* Fat Electrician by L'Etat Libre d'Orange, pounds 52.50, www.escentual.com Don't quote me on that: " The true way to gain much, is never to desire to gain too much" Francis Beaumont
Read the play of The Four Prentices of London, where they toss their pikes so" (Francis Beaumont, The Knight of the Burning Pestle [Manchester, 1984] 4.1.46-51).