A Shoemaker and a Gentleman
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A Shoemaker and A Gentleman is a comic history, drawing together the foundations of British nationhood, the establishment of the Church of England, and the beginnings of dynastic rule. This is the only available single-play edition of his tragic farce, which was first published in 1638.
William Rowley, dramatist and actor, collaborated with many well-known dramatists of his day. Of his own compositions, A Shoemaker and A Gentleman is the best known.