1654 in literature

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The year 1654 in literature involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

  • Lady Dorothy Osborne plays the lead role in a country-house staging of Sir William Berkeley's tragicomedy The Lost Lady. While the London theatres remain closed, amateur theatricals continue at private houses in England. Like performances of courtly masques before 1642, many of these performances feature women, foreshadowing the acceptance of professional women performers in the early Restoration era.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Sidney (1897). "Sherlock, Richard". Dictionary of National Biography Vol. LII. Smith, Elder & Co. Retrieved 2007-11-14. The first edition of this text is available as an article on Wikisource:  "Sherlock, Richard". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.