Thomas Nashe

Thomas Nashe, born in 1567 in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, was a prominent Elizabethan poet, playwright, and pamphleteer. Nashe helped to establish the dominant literary voice of the queen’s reign in English drama and prose. He collaborated with writers such as Ben Johnson, Christopher Marlowe, and Robert Greene. His plays include Pierce Penniless (1592), Summer’s Last Will and Testament (1592), The Terrors of the Night (1594); and his best-known work, is his novel The Unfortunate Traveller, or The Life of Jack Wilton (1594). Nashe died c.1601.