Otway, Thomas

► (1652-85) Dramaturgo inglés. Autor de Don Carlos y El huérfano.

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(3 mar. 1652, Trotton, cerca de Midhurst, Sussex, Inglaterra–14 abr. 1685, Londres).

Dramaturgo y poeta inglés. Actor fallido, se dedicó a escribir y obtuvo un enorme éxito con Don Carlos (estrenada en 1676), la mejor de sus tragedias heroicas en verso. Otras obras teatrales de Otway son The Orphan [El huérfano], una tragedia en verso blanco, la comedia The Souldier's Fortune [La suerte del soldado] (1680) y su obra maestra, Venecia preservada (1682), que fue uno de los éxitos teatrales más resonantes de la Restauración. Precursor del drama sentimental, Otway se destaca por mostrar de un modo particularmente convincente las emociones humanas en una época de tragedias heroicas pero artificiales. The Poet's Complaint of His Muse [El poeta se queja de su musa] (1680) es un contundente poema autobiográfico de temple sombrío.

Thomas Otway, miniatura por Thomas Flatman, 1675; Museo Victoria y Alberto, Londres.
By courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • Otway, Thomas — born March 3, 1652, Trotton, near Midhurst, Sussex, Eng. died April 14, 1685, London English dramatist and poet. A failed actor, he turned to writing and had immense success with Don Carlos (produced 1676), considered the best of his rhymed… …   Universalium

  • OTWAY, THOMAS —    English dramatist, born in Sussex, intended for the Church; took to the stage, failed as an actor, and became a playwright, his chief production in that line being Alcibiades, Don Carlos, The Orphan, and Venice Preserved, the latter two… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Otway, Thomas —  (1652–1685) British playwright …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Otway, Thomas — (1651 or 1652 1685)    Dramatist, s. of a clergyman, was b. near Midhurst, Sussex, and ed. at Oxf., which he left without graduating. His short life, like those of many of his fellows, was marked by poverty and misery, and he appears to have d.… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Otway — Otway, Thomas …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • OTWAY (T.) — OTWAY THOMAS (1652 1685) Élevé à Winchester, puis à Christ Church (Oxford), Thomas Otway vint à Londres en 1671 pour y faire une carrière de comédien. Déçu par son maigre succès, il se mit à écrire des pièces sans désemparer. À vingt trois ans,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Thomas — Thomas, Albert Thomas, André Antoine Thomas, Ch. L. Ambroise Thomas, Dylan Thomas, Sidney Gilchrist Thomas, Theodore * * * (as used in expressions) Adès, Thomas …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Thomas Otway — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Otway. Thomas Otway (né le 3 mars 1652 à Trotton, près de Midhurst mort le 14 avril 1685) est un dramaturge anglais de l époque de la Restauration, sous Charles II. En 1675, Thomas Betterton… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Thomas — /tom euhs/ for 1, 2, 4 14; /taw mah / for 3, n. 1. an apostle who demanded proof of Christ s Resurrection. John 20:24 29. 2. Augustus, 1857 1934, U.S. playwright, journalist, and actor. 3. (Charles Louis) Ambroise /shannrddl lwee ahonn brddwannz… …   Universalium

  • Thomas Otway — (March 3, 1652 – April 14, 1685) was an English dramatist of the Restoration period.He was born at Trotton, near Midhurst, the parish of which his father, Humphrey Otway, was at that time curate. Humphrey later became rector of Woolbeding, a… …   Wikipedia

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