Tag: poet

Charles Bukowski

(1920–1994) Henry Charles Bukowski, born Heinrich Karl Bukowski Works: • Flower, Fist, and Bestial Wail (1960) • It Catches My Heart in Its Hands (1963) • Confessions of a Man Insane Enough to Live with Beasts (1965) • Crucifix in…

Thomas Middleton

(1580–1627) Works: • The Revenger’s Tragedy (1606) Baptized April 18 1580 London (England) Died July 4 1627 Newington Butts, London (England) Occupation Playwright Poet Writer

Ben Jonson

(1572–1637) Benjamin Jonson Works: • A Tale of a Tub (English) • Bartholomew Fair (1614) • Cynthia’s Revels (English) • Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter and Some Poems (English) • Epicoene; Or, The Silent Woman (English) • Every Man…

John Webster

(c.1580-c.1632) Works: • The Duchess of Malfi (English) • Webster & Tourneur (English) • The White Devil (English) Webster in Film: Shakespeare in Love 1998 Director: John Madden Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes   Born c.1580 London (England) Died c.1632 London (England) Occupation Actor Playwright…

Christopher Marlowe

(1564–1593) Works: • Accurs’d be he that first invented war! (English) • Edward the Second (English) • Hero and Leander and Other Poems (English) • Hero and Leander and Other Poems (Latin) • I Must Have Wanton Poets (English) •…

Giovanni Boccaccio

(1313–1375) Works: • Alcesto e Acaten (Italian) • Amorosa visione (1342-1343) • Canto di Ameto (Italian) • Corbaccio (1354) • De mulieribus claris (1361) • Decameron (Italian) ◊ De Decamerone van Boccaccio (Dutch) ◊ Novelleja Decameronesta (Finnish) ◊ The Decameron…

David Garrick

(1717–1779) Garrick in Art: Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792) David Garrick between Tragedy and Comedy 1760–1761 Private Collection     Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) David Garrick 1770 National Portrait Gallery, London   Born February 19 1717 Hereford (England) Died January 20 1779 London (England) Occupation Actor…

Thomas More

(1478–1535) Sir Thomas More Saint Thomas More Works: • Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation (English) • Utopia (English) • Utopia (German) Sir Thomas More in Film: A Man for All Seasons 1966 Director: Fred Zinnemann Starring: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller   Born February…

Giacomo Casanova

(1725–1798) Giacomo Girolamo Casanova Jacques, Chevalier de Seingalt Works: • The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt (English) Filmography as Writer: Il Casanova di Federico Fellini 1976 Director: Federico Fellini Starring: Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont     Casanova in Film: La nuit de…

Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850–1894) Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson Works: • Aarresaari (Finnish) • A Child’s Garden of Verses (English) • A Christmas Sermon (English) • A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa (English) • A Lowden Sabbath Morn (English) •…