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William Rowley (I) (1585–1626)

William Rowley was a Jacobean dramatist who wrote several plays between 1609 and 1624, mostly in collaboration with others. His best known play is 'The Changeling', written with Thomas Middleton, which is still regularly staged, and has occasionally been filmed. See full bio »


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(age 41) in London, England, UK

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The Changeling
BBC Play of the Month
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 2006 The Changeling (play)
 1998 Middleton's Changeling (play)
 1993 Performance (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Changeling (1993) ... (play)
 1974 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Changeling (1974) ... (play)
 1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Changeling (1965) ... (play)

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Other Works:

Thomas Dekker, John Ford, and William Rowley's play, "The Witch of Edmonton," was performed in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at The Pit Theatre in London, England with Miriam Karlin, Gerard Murphy, and Juliet Stevenson in the cast. Barry Kyle was director. See more »

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Co-author, with Thomas Middleton, of "The Changeling".

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