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The Country Captain was written by William Cavendish in collaboration with James Shirley and performed at Blackfriars in the 1630s. Cavendish had The Country Captain and The Variety printed these plays under his own name whilst in exile in Antwerp in 1649. By this stage the plays...in effect formed a statement of political defiance from a general who felt he had failed his beheaded king. William's theatrical writing had become a useful trademark for his critics.

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle KG (1592/1593 - December 25, 1676) was an English soldier, politician and writer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cavendish,...

Terry F   Link to this

Thomas Shadwell, 'Prologue or epilogue to 'The Country Captain' by William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle', Portland Literary Papers http://longford.nottingham.ac.uk/Spotlight/stor...

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