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"Kiss till the cow comes home." -- Francis Beaumont
Francis Beaumont (1584 – March 6, 1616) was a dramatist in the English Renaissance theatre, most famous for his collaborations with John Fletcher.

Beaumont was the son of Sir Francis Beaumont of Grace Dieu, near Thringstone in Leicestershire, a justice of the common pleas. He was born at the family seat and was educated at Broadgates Hall (now Pembroke College, Oxford) at age thirteen. Following the death of his father in 1598, he left university without a degree and followed in his father's footsteps by entering the Inner Temple in London in 1600.

Accounts suggest that Beaumont did not work long as a lawyer. He became a student of poet and playwright Ben Jonson; he was also acquainted with Michael Drayton and other poets and dramatists, and decided that was where his passion lay. His first work, Salmacis and Hermaphroditus, appeared in 1602. The 1911 edition of the EncyclopŠdia Britannica describes the work as "not on the whole discreditable to a lad of eighteen, fresh from the popular love-poems of Marlowe and Shakespeare, which it naturally exceeds in long-winded and fantastic diffusion of episodes and conceits." In 1605, Beaumont wrote commendatory verses to Jonson's Volpone.

Beaumont's collaboration with Fletcher may have begun as early as 1605. They had both hit an obstacle early in their dramatic careers with notable failures; Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle, first performed by the Children of the Blackfriars in 1607, was rejected by an audience who, the publisher's epistle to the 1613 quarto claims, failed to note "the privie mark of irony about it;" that is, they took Beaumont's satire of old-fashioned drama as an old-fashioned drama. The play received a lukewarm reception. The following year, Fletcher's Faithful Shepherdess failed on the same stage. In 1609, however, the two collaborated on Philaster, which was performed by the King's Men at the Globe Theatre and at Blackfriars. The play was a popular success, not only launching the careers of the two playwrights but also sparking a new taste for tragicomedy. According to a mid-century anecdote related by John Aubrey, they lived in the same house on the Bankside in Southwark, "sharing everything in the closest intimacy." About 1613 Beaumont married Ursula Isley, daughter and co-heiress of Henry Isley of Sundridge in Kent, by whom he had two daughters, one posthumous. He had a stroke between February and October of 1613, after which he wrote no more plays, but was able to write an elegy for Lady Penelope Clifotn, who died 26 October 1613. Beaumont died in 1616 and was buried in Westminster Abbey. Although today Beaumont is remembered as a dramatist, during his lifetime he was also celebrated as a poet.

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Total Books: 376
The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Volume 7
The Scornful Lady
2010 - The Scornful Lady (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781153720069
ISBN-10: 115372006X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Best Elizabethan Plays
2010 - The Best Elizabethan Plays (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143246623
ISBN-10: 1143246624
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The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher with an Intr by G Darley
2010 - The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher with an Intr By G Darley (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143346545
ISBN-10: 1143346548
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The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher Volume 1
2010 - The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher Volume 1 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143355462
ISBN-10: 1143355466
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Dramatic Works of Beaumont and Fletcher Printed from the Text and with the Notes of George Colman Volume 3
Elizabethan Drama With Introductions and Notes Volume 47
2010 - Elizabethan Drama with Introductions and Notes Volume 47 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143860737
ISBN-10: 114386073X
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The Coxcomb A Comedy Written by Mr Francis Beaumont and Mr John Fletcher
2010 - The Coxcomb a Comedy Written By Mr Francis Beaumont and Mr John Fletcher (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143430398
ISBN-10: 1143430395
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The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Volume 1
2010 - The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Volume 1 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143455827
ISBN-10: 1143455827
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson and Beaumont and Fletcher The First Printed from the Text
The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson and Beaumont and Fletcher Printed from the Text Volume 2
The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher Volume 2
2010 - The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143550768
ISBN-10: 1143550765
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The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
2010 - The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217286336
ISBN-10: 021728633X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Volume 3
2010 - The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Volume 3 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142031169
ISBN-10: 1142031160
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Knight of the Burning Pestle and a King and No King
2010 - The Knight of the Burning Pestle and a King and No King (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142144159
ISBN-10: 1142144151
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The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Volume 6
2010 - The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Volume 6 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142506728
ISBN-10: 114250672X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Elizabethan Drama
2010 - Elizabethan Drama (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142521561
ISBN-10: 1142521567
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The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Volume 5
2010 - The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Volume 5 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142566807
ISBN-10: 1142566803
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Elizabethan Drama In Two Volumes  with Introductions and Notes Volume 46
2010 - Elizabethan Drama in Two Volumes with Introductions and Notes Volume 46 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142597931
ISBN-10: 1142597938
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The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher A Wife for a Month the Lovers Progress the Pilgrim the Captain the Prophetess
The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Volume 4
2010 - The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Volume 4 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142638054
ISBN-10: 1142638057
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2009 - Four Jacobean Sex Tragedies [Oxford World's Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Philaster [Arden Early Modern Drama] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - Beaumont and Fletcher's Work the Custom of the Country [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
2009 - A King and No King By Beaumont and Fletcher [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
2008 - Beaumont a Fletcher's Works Volume 2 [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2008 - The Spanish Curate [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - The Maids Tragedy [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - The Laws of Candy [Dodo Press] (Paperback)
2008 - The Elder Brother [Dodo Press] (Paperback)
2008 - The Custom of the Country [Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Beggars Bush [Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - The Two Noble Kinsmen [Collected Works of Beaumont Fletcher] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2000 - The Dramatic Works in the Beaumont and Fletcher Canon [Collected Works of Beaumont Fletche - 7 Volumes] (Other)
1996 - The Dramatic Works in the Beaumont and Fletcher Canon Volume 10 [Dramatic Works in the Beaumont and Fletcher Canon] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1972 - Select Plays [Everyman Paperbacks] (Paperback)
1920 - Plays Ed Gw 3 [v. 3] (Hardcover)
Maid's Tragedy [Fountainwell Drama Texts] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Plays [Mermaid S] (Hardcover)Hardcover
King and No King [Regents Renaissance Drama S] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
Knight of the Burning Pestle [REGENTS RENAISSANCE DRAMA S] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
The Woman Hater [Collected Works of Beaumont & Fletcher] (Other)
The Faithfull Shepheardesse [Collected Works of Beaumont & Fletcher] (Other)
Cupid's Revenge [Collected Works of Beaumont & Fletcher] (Other)
The Maides Tragedy [Collected Works of Beaumont & Fletcher] (Other)
Phylaster or Love Lyes a Bleeding [Collected Works of Beaumont & Fletcher] (Other)
Henry VIII [Collected Works of Beaumont & Fletcher] (Other)
The Bloody Brother [Collected Works of Beaumont & Fletcher] (Other)Hardcover
Monsieur Thomas [Collected Works of Beaumont & Fletcher] (Other)
Wit Without Money [Collected Works of Beaumont & Fletcher] (Other)Paperback
Rule a Wife and Have a Wife [Collected Works of Beaumont & Fletcher] (Other)Paperback
The Wild Goose Chase [Collected Works of Beaumont & Fletcher] (Other)Paperback
A Very Woman [Collected Works of Beaumont & Fletcher] (Other)