biographical name Thomas 1653-1723 English songwriter & dramatist

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  • D'Urfey — (spr. dörfĭ), Tom, engl. Dramen und Liederdichter, geb. 1653 in Exeter als Sprößling einer alten Protestantenfamilie, gest. 26. Febr. 1723, widmete sich den Rechtsstudien, trieb aber mit größerm Eifer schöne Wissenschaften, schrieb Schauspiele,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • D'Urfey — /derr fee/, n. Thomas, 1653 1723, English dramatist. * * * …   Universalium

  • D'Urfey — /derr fee/, n. Thomas, 1653 1723, English dramatist …   Useful english dictionary

  • D'Urfey, Thomas — ▪ British dramatist born , 1653, Exeter?, Devon, Eng. died February 1723, London  English dramatist, satirist, and songwriter with a light satirical touch whose plays were very popular in their time; his comedies, with complicated plots carried… …   Universalium

  • D'Urfey, Thomas — (1653 1723)    Generally known as Tom Durfey, he was born at Exeter, of Huguenot descent, and remained a Protestant until he died. He was writing in the reigns of four monarchs: Charles II, James II, William and Mary, and Queen Anne. His output… …   British and Irish poets

  • D'URFEY, TOM —    a facetious poet; author of comedies and songs; a great favourite of Charles II. and his court; of comedies he wrote some 30, which are all now discarded for their licentiousness, and a curious book of sonnets, entitled Pills to Purge… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • D'Urfey, Thomas — (1653 1723)    Dramatist and song writer, was a well known man about town, a companion of Charles II., and lived on to the reign of George I. His plays are now forgotten, and he is best known in connection with a collection of songs entitled,… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Thomas d'Urfey — (Tom Durfey) (1653 26 February 1723), was an English writer and wit. He composed plays, songs, and poetry, in addition to writing jokes. He was an important innovator and contributor in the evolution of the Ballad opera. , and in all layers of… …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas d'Urfey — (1653 1723) fut un poète et musicien anglais des plus célèbres et prolifiques de son temps …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Thomas d'Urfey — (Tom Durfey) (1653 26 de febrero de 1723), fue un escritor inglés. Compuso obras de teatro, canciones, poesía, chistes. Fue un importante innovador y contribuidor en la evolución de la ópera de baladas. Su obra más conocida es Wit and Mirth, or… …   Wikipedia Español

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