Nicholas Rowe

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Rowe, Nicholas

(rō), 1674–1718, English dramatist. An ardent Whig, he was able to gain various government posts during the course of his life. In 1715 he became poet laureate. His first two plays, The Ambitious Stepmother (1700) and Tamerlane (1701), established his reputation as a popular playwright. Soon afterward he wrote his best plays, The Fair Penitent (1703) and Jane Shore (1714); both are stories of men's cruelty to women that prefigure the domestic tragedies popular later in the 18th cent. Rowe is also well known for his edition of Shakespeare (1709), which supplied valuable textual and biographical data and divided the plays into acts and scenes.


See J. Canfield, Nicholas Rowe and Christian Tragedy (1977)

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We are pleased to welcome Eastern Rockcastle Water Association customers to Kentucky American Water," said Nick Rowe, president of Kentucky American Water.
Superintendent Nick Rowe, head of the Football Unit, says: "Although the match was several months ago, we have been working extensively to trace those involved in the disorder.
Chief Inspector Nick Rowe, from West Midlands Police's operations unit, said: "Police arrested a total of 10 people.
Kentucky American Water is pleased with the PSC's decision to approve this transaction, and we look forward to serving the customers of the Ridgewood area in Franklin County by providing quality, reliable wastewater service," said Nick Rowe, president of Kentucky American Water and senior vice president for American Water's Central Division.
Chief Insp Nick Rowe said: "Anticipation is growing for a summer of football and we want people to enjoy the tournament - but banning orders are there for a reason and known troublemakers will not be welcome at Euro 2016.
Meanwhile Nick Rowe, 27, who lives in Tyneside but is a life-long Boro fan, said: "I think we're going to win the league.
Nick Rowe, executive editor, explains: "The previous editions of 'Home Cookery' sold over three million copies, with the 1992 edition selling over 800,000 copies alone.
She succeeds Nick Rowe, who has served as president of Kentucky American Water since 2004 as well as senior vice president of the Eastern Division for American Water.
Nick Rowe, a director at the trust, said: "Police have been informed and we are working with them to assist them with their investigations.
Nick Rowe advocates that the Fed buy pro-cyclical assets - whose prices rise if enough people believed that the US economy was moving back onto its desired long-run equilibrium path.
Miss Patrick's nephew, Nick Rowe, from Bournemouth, said his aunt's last will, drawn up by Mr Robb before her death in 2003, did not reflect her wishes.
Nick Rowe narrates this factual drama about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes (above) by police who mistook him for a failed suicide bomber in 2005.