- 1637 in literature
The year 1637 in literature involved some significant events.
Hamlet" is performed before King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria at Hampton Court Palaceon January 24.
*On October 2, the London theatres re-open; they had been closed almost continuously since May 1636, due to a severe outbreak of
* The King's Men mount a production for the Court of William Cartwright's "The Royal Slave", a play that was first staged at
Christ Church, Oxfordthe previous year. The company is paid an extra £30 "for their pains in studying and acting" the drama.
René Descartes- "Discours de la Méthode"
Thomas Heywood- "Pleasant Dialogues and Dramas"
Marin Mersenne- "Universal Harmony"
María de Zayas y Sotomayor- "Novelas amorosas y ejemplares"
* Five plays by
James Shirleyare published in individual editions - " The Example," " The Gamester," "Hyde Park," " The Lady of Pleasure," and " The Young Admiral"
Pedro Calderón de la Barca- "El Tetrarca" published
*John Fletcher and
Philip Massinger- " The Elder Brother" published.
François Tristan l'Hermite- "Penthée"
Thomas Heywood- "The Royal King and the Loyal Subject" published
John Milton- "Comus" ( masque) published
Thomas Nabbes- "Microcosmus, a Moral Masque"
*Thomas Neale - "The Warde"
*Joseph Rutter - "The Cid, Part 1" published
James Shirley- five plays published in five single-play quartos: " The Example, The Gamester, Hyde Park, The Lady of Pleasure," and " The Young Admiral"
*Sir John Suckling - "Aglaura"
*George Wilde - "The Converted Robber"
William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling- "Recreations of the Muses"
*James Day - "A New Spring of Divine Poetry"
*Thomas Jordan - "Poetical Varieties"
Shackerley Marmion- "Cupid and Psyche", a 2000-line translation and adaptation of " The Golden Ass" of Apuleius
December 24- Pierre Jurieu, Protestant theologian (died 1713)
December 30- William Cave, theologian (died 1713)
*"date unknown" -
Zeb-un-Nisa, Sufi poet (died 1702)
Robert Ferguson, pamphleteer (died 1714)
Gervase Markham, poet (born c. 1568)
February 24- Dominicus Arumaeus, Dutch legal writer (born 1579)
March 19- Péter Pázmány, Hungarian philosopher and theologian (born 1570)
May 19- Isaac Beeckman, philosopher and diarist (born 1588)
August 6- Ben Jonson, poet and dramatist (born c. 1572)
August 10- Johann Gerhard, Lutheran theologian (born 1582)
October 5- Daniel Cramer, Lutheran theologian and dramatist (born 1568)
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