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John Masefield (1878–1967)

John Masefield was a poet, known for his poems of the sea (as a young man, he was apprenticed aboard a sailing ship) and his narrative poems, although he also wrote a number of novels. He became Poet Laureate in 1930. See full bio »

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Good Friday Writer
Sea Fever Writer


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 2012 Sea Fever (Short)
  The Box of Delights (TV Series) (book - 5 episodes, 1984) (novel - 1 episode, 1984)
- Leave Us Not Little, Nor Yet Dark (1984) ... (book)
- Beware of Yesterday (1984) ... (book)
- The Spider in the Web (1984) ... (book)
- When the Wolves Were Running (1984) ... (novel)
- In Darkest Cellars Underneath (1984) ... (book)
 1950 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Tragedy of Pompey the Great (1950) ... (writer)
 1948 Good Friday (TV Movie) (play "Good Friday: A Play in Verse")
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 2011 The Shadows ("Sea Fever")
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 1936 Chapter and Verse (Short)

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(July 8 to 13, 1947) His play, "Melloney Hotspur," was performed in the Thirteenth Midsummer Festival (Great Plays in Playhouse Life) production at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. Gilmor Brown was artistic director. Lenore Shanewise was director. See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

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John Masefield passed away on May 12, 1967, only three weeks away from what would have been his 89th birthday on June 1. See more »

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