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William Philips ( - 1734):
Soldier and playwright


William Philips was the son of George Philips, the Governor of Derry, and was born there. He was a soldier and a dramatist and his tragedy The Revengeful Queen was produced at Drury Lane in 1698. Another of his plays, St Stephen's Green, was produced in Dublin in 1700. In 1722 Hibernia Freed was staged and printed in London and Belisarius, a tragedy in blank verse, was published in 1724.

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Died: 12 December 1734
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