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Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland

British writer, 1585-1639

1585   -   1639

language of expression: English
occupation: poet, playwright, translator, historian, writer, tragedy writer

Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland (née Tanfield; 1585–1639), was an English poet, dramatist, translator, and historian. She is the first woman known to have written and published an original play in English: The Tragedy of Mariam. From an early age, she was recognized as an accomplished scholar by writers of her time.
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