See also:English dramatist,
See also:sixth son of
See also:Howard, 1st
See also:earl of
See also:Berkshire, was
See also:born in 1626 . He was knighted at the second
See also:battle of
See also:Newbury (1644) for his
See also:signal courage on the Royalist side . Imprisoned in Windsor
See also:Castle under the
See also:Commonwealth, his
See also:loyalty was rewarded at the Restoration, and he eventually became auditor of the
See also:exchequer . His best
See also:play is a
See also:comedy, The
See also:Committee, or the Faithful Irishman (1663; printed 166), which kept the stage, long after its
See also:interest as a
See also:political satire was exhausted, for the character of Teague, said to have been
See also:drawn from one of his own servants . He was an early
See also:patron of
See also:Dryden, who married his
See also:Elizabeth Howard, and in the
See also:Queen, a tragedy in heroic
See also:verse (1664; pr . 1665) Howard had assistance from Dryden, although the fact was not made public until the production of Dryden's Indian Emperor . The magnificence of the spectacle, and the novelty of' the
See also:costume of feathers, presented by Mrs . Aphra Behn, that was' worn by Zempoalla, the Indian queen, made 'a
See also:great sensation . The scenery and accessories were unusually brilliant, the richest ever seen in England, according to
See also:Evelyn . In 1665 Howard published Foure New Plays, in the preface to which he opposed the view maintained by Dryden in the dedicatory
See also:epistle to The
See also:Rival Ladies, thatrhyme was better suited to the heroic tragedy than
See also:blank verse . Howard made an exception in favour of the
See also:rhyme of
See also:Lord Orrery, but by his silence concerning Dryden implicated him in the general censure . Dryden answered by placing Howard's sentiments in the mouth of Crites in his own
See also:Essay on Dramatic Poesy (1668) .
The controversy did not end here, but Dryden completely worsted his adversary in the 1668 edition of The Indian Emperor . Howard died on the 3rd of
See also:September 1698 . His
See also:James Howard, wrote two comedies, All Mistaken, or the Mad Couple, a comedy (1667; pr . 1672), and The English Mounsieur (1666; pr . 1674), the success of which seems to have been partly due to the acting of Nell Gwynn .
OLIVER OTIS HOWARD (1830-19o9)
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