Crowne, John


Crowne, John
(1640?-1703)
   Dramatist, returned from Nova Scotia, to which his f., a Nonconformist minister, had emigrated, and became gentleman usher to a lady of quality. His first play, Juliana, appeared in 1671. He wrote in all about 17 dramatic pieces, of which the best is Sir Courtly Nice (1685), adapted from the Spanish. It is amusing, and enjoyed a long continued vogue. In general, however, C. is dull.

Short biographical dictionary of English literature . . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • CROWNE, JOHN —    playwright, born in Nova Scotia, a contemporary and rival of Dryden; supplied the stage with plays for nearly 30 years (1640 1705) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • John Crowne — (6 avril 1641–1712) était un dramaturge britannique qui est né ou qui passa une partie de sa vie en Nouvelle Écosse. Son père, le colonel William Crowne, accompagna le comte d Arundel dans une mission diplomatique à Vienne en 1637, et il rédigea… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Crowne Plaza Liverpool John Lennon Airport Hotel — Crowne Plaza Liverpool John Lennon Airport Location Liverpool, Merseyside Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • John Crowne — (1641 1712) was a British dramatist and a native of Nova Scotia.His father Colonel William Crowne, accompanied the earl of Arundel on a diplomatic mission to Vienna in 1637, and wrote an account of his journey. He emigrated to Nova Scotia where… …   Wikipedia

  • Crowne Plaza — Hotels Industry Hotel Area served Global Parent InterContinental Hotels Group …   Wikipedia

  • Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial — Tournament information Location Fort Worth, Texas Established 1946 Course(s) Colonial Country Club Par 70 Length 7,204 yards …   Wikipedia

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Billings — Crowne Plaza Billings General information Type Hotel, Restaurant Location 27 North 27th Street, Billings, Montana …   Wikipedia

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel (Lebanon) — Crowne Plaza Hotel …   Wikipedia

  • Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls — Fallsview Hotel Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel Location 5685 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Opening date 1925 …   Wikipedia

  • Crowne Plaza İzmir — is a hotel in Incialti, İzmir, Turkey. It is 113 metres (371 ft.) tall, and stands 27 floors high. It is the third tallest building in Izmir after the Heris Tower (Izmir), and the Hilton Izmir The tower was built in 2002. It officially opened in… …   Wikipedia