1654 in literature

This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1654.

List of years in literature (table)


  • July – Lady Dorothy Osborne plays the leading role in a country-house staging of Sir William Berkeley's tragicomedy The Lost Lady. While the London theatres remain closed, amateur theatricals continue at private houses in England. Like performances of courtly masques before 1642, many of these performances feature women, foreshadowing the acceptance of professional women performers in the early Restoration era.[1]

New booksEdit







  1. ^ Jane Milling; Peter Thomson; Joseph Walter Donohue (Jr.); Baz Kershaw (23 November 2004). The Cambridge History of British Theatre. Cambridge University Press. p. 463. ISBN 978-0-521-65040-3.
  2. ^ Lee, Sidney (1897). "Sherlock, Richard". Dictionary of National Biography Vol. LII. Smith, Elder & Co. Retrieved 2007-11-14.The first edition of this text is available at Wikisource: "Sherlock, Richard" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  3. ^ Merriam-Webster, Inc; MERRIAM-WEBSTER STAFF; Encyclopaedia Britannica Publishers, Inc. Staff (1995). Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature. Merriam-Webster. p. 293. ISBN 978-0-87779-042-6.
  4. ^ Anne Commire; Deborah Klezmer (1999). Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Yorkin Publications. p. 282. ISBN 978-0-7876-4063-7.
  5. ^ Joan Thirsk (1984). Agrarian History of England and Wales, 1750-1850, Part 1: Regional Farming and Systems. CUP Archive. p. 182. ISBN 978-0-521-20076-9.
  6. ^ Andrea Lynne Finkelstein (21 December 2009). Harmony and the Balance: An Intellectual History of Seventeenth-Century English Economic Thought. University of Michigan Press. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-472-02384-4.