William Davenant
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"Sir William Davenant", also spelled "D'Avenant", was an English poet and playwright. Along with Thomas Killigrew, Davenant was one of the rare figures in English Renaissance theatre whose career spanned both the Literature in English#Caroline and Cromwellian literature/Caroline and Literature in English#Restoration literature/Restoration eras and who was active both before and after the English Civil War and during the English Interregnum/Interregnum.

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