1673 in literature
The year 1673 in literature involved some significant events.
*With the death of Sir Henry Herbert,
Thomas Killigrewis appointed Master of the Revels. Killigrew and the King's Companyrevive Killigrew's "The Parson's Wedding" with an all-female cast, a tactic first used in a 1664 production.
*In response to events of the
Third Anglo-Dutch War, John Dryden's topical play "Amboyna", about events in the East Indies, is reportedly "contrived and written in a month" — certainly one of the fastest acts of solo dramatic composition known. The drama premiers onstage in May.
Elkanah Settle's tragedy "The Empress of Morocco", acted by the Duke's Company, is published in quarto; in addition to its frontispieceillustration, the quarto contains five woodcuts depicting scenes in the play — the first English play text illustrated in this way. Settle's play also inspires a farce with the same title, probably by Thomas Duffet, performed by the King's Companyand published the following year.
Bathsua Makin- "An Essay to Revive the Ancient Education of Gentlewomen"
*"England's appeal from the Private Cabal at Whitehall to the Great Council of the Nation by a true Lover of his Country" - pamphlet attributed to Sir
Francis Kirkman- "The Unlucky Citizen"
Johannes Schefferus- "Lapponia"
Thomas Traherne- "Roman Forgeries"
Aphra Behn- "The Dutch Lover"
William Davenant- "News from Plymouth", "The Law Against Lovers", "The Fair Favourite", and "The Siege" published posthumously
John Dryden- "Amboyna, or the Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants"
** - "Marriage à la Mode"
Molière- "Le malade imaginaire"
Henry Nevil Payne- "The Fatal Jealousy"
Edward Ravenscroft- "The Careless Lovers"
Elkanah Settle- "The Empress of Morocco"
*"Poems of Mr.
John Milton" (2nd edition)
January 1- Johannes Kelpius, German Pietist writer (died 1708)
October 26- Dimitrie Cantemir, first author of a book in Romanian (died 1723)
George Lockhart, Scottish politician and writer (died 1731)
John Oldmixon, English historian (died 1742)
February 17- Molière(born 1622)
Joseph Caryl, Nonconformist theologian (born 1602)
March 15- Salvator Rosa, Italian painter and poet (born 1615)
June 25- D'Artagnan, soldier, inspiration for Dumas' character
Margaret Cavendish, poet and biographer (born 1623)
Richard Braithwaite, English poet (born 1588)
Ingen, Chinese Buddhist poet (born 1592)
Katarina Zrinska, Croatian poet (born c. 1625)
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