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Rowley, Williamlocked

  • David Gunby


Rowley, William (1585?–1626), actor and playwright, is an obscure figure. Nothing is known of his parentage, place of birth, or early life, and his date of birth is conjectural. Speculation that he was a brother of Samuel Rowley, also an actor and playwright, has no firmer basis than the sharing of a common surname. Nothing is known, either, of his personal life, save that '...

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