Thomas Middleton Biography

Playwright (c. 1580–1627)
Thomas Middleton was an English playwright of the Jacobean era.


Thomas Middleton was born in 1580 in London, England. After attending Queen's College, Oxford, Middleton attempted to make his name as a poet and pamphleteer. He later became a dramatist, adept at portraying both comedy and tragedy. Middleton was frequently commissioned to write pageants and civic entertainments. His most successful plays include A Game at Chess, Women Beware Women and The Honest Whore. He died in 1627.

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