Philip Massinger (1583 – 17 March 1640) was an English dramatist. His finely plotted plays, including A New Way to Pay Old Debts, The City Madam and The Roman Actor, are noted for their satire and realism, and their political and social themes.
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... are in fact more complex revisions by Massinger of older plays by Fletcher and others, etc ... It is not necessary to suppose that Massinger, Fletcher, Ford, and Rowley-or-Webster sat down in a room together to write a play.) More than a dozen of Massinger's ... of scholarship individual critics have assigned various other plays, or portions of plays, to Massinger—like The Faithful Friends, or the first two acts of The ...
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“Patience, the beggars virtue, Shall find no harbour here.”
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