Fletcher, John
(1579-1625)
   English dramatist. This son of a bishop of London enjoyed his greatest success in the works he wrote in collaboration with Francis Beaumont (ca. 1584-1616). The most highly regarded of the dozen plays they wrote together were Philaster (1610) and The Maid's Tragedy (ca. 1611). Fletcher also wrote about 16 plays by himself and collaborated with several other dramatists, perhaps including Shakespeare (The Two Kinsmen and Henry VIII).

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