University wit

University wit

The "University Witts" (spelled differently during their time) were members of a group of notable English playwrights of the late 16th century. Notable institutions associated with the University wits are the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. This diverse and talented loose association of London writers and dramatists set the stage for the theatrical Renaissance of Elizabethan England. The chief University Wits include:
*Christopher Marlowe
*Robert Greene
*Thomas Nashe
*Thomas Lodge
*George Peele
*Thomas Middleton
*John Lyly

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