1624 in literature

1624 in literature

The year 1624 in literature involved some significant events.


*The King's Men perform "The Winter's Tale" at Whitehall Palace on January 18. In December the company gets into trouble for performing Massinger's "The Spanish Viceroy" without a license from the Master of the Revels.

New books

*Anonymous - "The Origin of Idolatry" (falsely attributed to Isaac Casaubon)
*Bernardo de Balbuena - "El Bernardo"
*Jean Louis Guez de Balzac - "Lettres"
*Philipp Clüver - "Italia Antiqua" (posthumous)
*Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury - "De Veritate" ("On Truth")
*Tirso de Molina - "Cigarrales de Toledo"
*Sir Henry Wotton - "The Elements of Architecture" (translation of Vitruvius)

New drama

*Anonymous - "Nero" published
*Robert Davenport - "The City Nightcap"
*Thomas Drue - "The Duchess of Suffolk"
*John Ford and Thomas Dekker - "The Sun's Darling"
*Ben Jonson - "Neptune's Triumph for the Return of Albion"
*Philip Massinger - "The Parliament of Love"
** - "The Bondman" published
*Thomas Middleton - "A Game at Chess"


*October 30 - Paul Pellisson, historian (died 1693)


*February 13 - Stephen Gosson, satirist (born 1544)
*February 24 - Paul Laurentius, theologian (born 1544)

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