Fletcher, John (M)

b. 20 December 1579. d. 29 August 1625. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and playwright. Cousin of poet Phineas Fletcher. Born in Rye, Sussex. Educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Collaborated with playwright Francis Beaumont (1606-1616). Their collective work was produced in a folio entitled *Comedies and Tragedies written by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, Gentlemen* (1647). Collaborated with Shakespeare for three plays: *The History of Cardenio* (1613), *Henry VIII* (1613), and *The Two Noble Kinsmen* (1634). Chief playwright for the King’s Company (1613). Continued to collaborate with other playwrights and had many plays produced at court. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 2
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A “Sad Song” 1854-09-23 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6265
Melancholy 1854-09-23 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6266