Philip Massinger
Philip MassingerMay 2, 1908 - June 27, 1908
Philip Massinger (1583 – 17 March 1640) was an English dramatist. His finely plotted plays, including A New Way to Pay Old Debts, The City Madam and The Roman Actor, are noted for their satire and realism, and their political and social themes....

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