University Wits

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The University Wits were a group of late 16th century English playwrights who were educated at the universities (Oxford or Cambridge) and who became playwrights and popular secular writers.

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University witsThe University Wits were a group of late 16th century English playwrights who were educated at the universities (Oxford or Cambridge) and who became playwrights and popular secular writers. Prominent members of this group were Christopher Marlowe, Robert Greene, and Thomas Nashe from Cambridge, and John Lyly, Thomas Lodge, George Peele from Oxford. Thomas Kyd is also considered sometimes as one of the University Wits but Kyd did not read in any university. Nevertheless, the plays of Kyd show close resemblance to those of other members of the group.This diverse and talented

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