1633 in literature
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The year 1633 in literature involved some significant literary events and new works.
- May 21 - Ben Jonson's masque The King's Entertainment at Welbeck is performed.
- October 18 - King Charles I of England re-issues the Declaration of Sports, originally published by his father, King James I in 1617, listing the sports and recreations permitted on Sundays and other holy days.
- November 17 - King Charles I of England and Queen Henrietta Maria watch the King's Men perform Shakespeare's Richard III on the Queen's birthday at St. James's Palace.
- November 26 - The King and Queen watch The Taming of the Shrew at St. James's Palace.
- Queen Henrietta's Men have a great stage hit with their revival of Marlowe's The Jew of Malta at the Cockpit Theatre, with Richard Perkins in the title role; its first known publication also takes place this year, around 40 years after its first performance.
- In view of the condemnation of Galileo Galilei by the Catholic Church, René Descartes abandons plans to publish Treatise on the World, his work of the past four years.
- William Alabaster - Ecce sponsus venit
- "Henry van Etten" (pseudonym for Jean Leurechon) - Mathematical Recreations
- Fulke Greville - Certain Learned and Elegant Works (containing the closet dramas Alaham and Mustapha)
- Anonymous - The Costly Whore published
- Thomas Carew - Coelum Britanicum (masque)
- John Fletcher and James Shirley - The Night Walker
- John Ford - three plays published in individual editions
- Henry Glapthorne - Argalus and Parthenia (approx. date)
- Thomas Goffe - Orestes published
- Peter Hausted
- The Rival Friends published
- Senile Odium published
- Thomas Heywood - The English Traveller
- Ben Jonson - The King's Entertainment at Welbeck
- Christopher Marlowe - The Jew of Malta published
- Shackerley Marmion - A Fine Companion published
- John Marston - The Workes of Mr. J. Marston, the first collection of his plays published
- Philip Massinger - A New Way to Pay Old Debts published
- Walter Mountfort - The Launching of the Mary
- Thomas Nabbes - Covent Garden
- William Rowley - All's Lost by Lust and A Match at Midnight published
- James Shirley
- Arthur Wilson - The Inconstant Lady
- Abraham Cowley - Poetical Blossoms
- John Donne (posthumous) - Poems, by J.D., the first collected edition
- Phineas Fletcher - The Purple Island, or the Isle of Man
- George Herbert (posthumous) - The Temple: Sacred poems and private ejaculations, the first collected edition
- February 23 - Samuel Pepys, diarist (died 1703)
- July 1 - Johann Heinrich Heidegger, theologian (died 1698)
- November 11 - George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, politician and writer (died 1695)
- March 1 - George Herbert, poet (born 1593)
- August 10 - Anthony Munday, dramatist (born c.1560)
- September 4 - Lady Margaret Hoby, diarist (born 1571)
- September 27 - Cristóbal de Mesa, Spanish poet (born 1559)
- date unknown - Richard Hawkins, London publisher
- probable - William Bellenden, classicist (born c.1550)
- Mills, Laurens Joseph (1944). Peter Hausted, Playwright, Poet, Preacher. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
- Forsythe, Robert Stanley (1914). The Relations of Shirley's Plays to the Elizabethan Drama. New York: Columbia University Press.