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(Biography) Nicholas. ?1505–56, English dramatist, whose comedy Ralph Roister Doister (?1553), modelled on Terence and Plautus, is the earliest known English comedy
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(ˈyu dɔl, ˈyud l)

Nicholas, 1505–56, English translator and playwright, esp. of comedy.
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After Nicholas Udall and Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville, the writers of our first comedy and first tragedy, there came:--
It was written by Nicholas Udall, headmaster first of Eton and then of Westminster, for the boys of one or other school.
Shortly after the middle of the century, probably, the head-master of Westminister School, Nicholas Udall, took the further step of writing for his boys on the classical model an original farce-comedy, the amusing 'Ralph Roister Doister.' This play is so close a copy of Plautus' 'Miles Gloriosus' and Terence's 'Eunuchus' that there is little that is really English about it; a much larger element of local realism of the traditional English sort, in a classical framework, was presented in the coarse but really skillful
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This carefully researched, absorbing biography documents the remarkable environmental legacy of Stewart Udall.
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It follows the death of her husband Jonathan Udall from Birmingham in the same hospital, the University Medical Centre, due to complications from his burns.
This biography details the life and career of Stewart Udall, a congressman who served three terms and was Secretary of the Interior during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.
Udall: Steward of the Land is the first biography of three-term member of Congress and secretary of the interior during the Kennedy and Johnson cabinets, Stewart L.