Author:James Shirley

James Shirley
(1596–1666)
English dramatist and poet; had fancy, liveliness, and the style of a gentleman, though lacks depth and interest. He is less gross than most of his contemporaries

The list of works below is derived from a combination of Langbaine, the Dictionary of National Biography and Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th edition (see links below). Dates for the plays are publication, not first performance and their categorisation follows Langbaine.

James Shirley

WorksEdit

PlaysEdit

ComedyEdit

  • The Wedding (1629)
  • Love Tricks; or, the School of Compliments (1631)
  • The Changes, or, Love in a maze (1632)
  • The Bird in a Cage (1633)
  • The Wittie Faire one (1633)
  • Hide-Parke (1637)
  • The Gamester (1637)
  • The Lady of Pleasure (1637)
  • The Ball (1639), possibly including contributions by George Chapman
  • The Humorous Courtier (1640)
  • The Opportunity (1640)
  • The Constant Maid; or, Love will find out the Way (1640)
  • The Coronation (1640) (sometimes attributed to John Fletcher}
  • The Brothers (1653)
  • The Sisters (1653)

TragedyEdit

  • The Traytor (1635)
  • Chabot, Admiral of France (1639), predominantly by George Chapman
  • The Maides Revenge (1639)
  • Love's Crueltie (1640)
  • St. Patrick for Ireland, a History (1640). (First part only, the second was never publish'd.)
  • The Cardinal (1652)
  • The Politician (1655)

Tragi-comedyEdit

  • The Grateful Servant (1630)
  • The Example (1637)
  • The Young Admirall (1637)
  • The Duke's Mistress (1638)
  • The Royall Master (1638)
  • The Doubtful Heir (1652)
  • The Imposture (1652)
  • A Court Secret (1653)
  • The Gentleman of Venice (1655)

PastoralEdit

  • Arcadia (1614)

MasqueEdit

  • A Contention for Honour and Riches (1633)
  • The Triumphs of Peace (1634)
  • The Triumph of Beautie (1646)
  • Cupid and Death (1653)
  • Contention of Ajax and Ulysses for Achilles's Armour (1659)
  • Honoria and Mammon (1659), an enlarged version of A Contention for Honour and Riches

PoetryEdit

  • Poems (1646)

Collected worksEdit

  • The Dramatic Works and Poems of James Shirley (1833), by Alexander Dyce (in 6 vols.) (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Works about ShirleyEdit


 

Works by this author published before January 1, 1926 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.