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William D'Avenant

Sir William Davenant (baptised 3 March 1606 – 7 April 1668), also spelled D'Avenant, was an English poet and playwright. Along with Thomas Killigrew, Davenant was one of the rare figures in English Renaissance theatre whose career spanned both the Caroline and Restoration eras and who was active both before and after the English Civil War and during the Interregnum.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1606 (Oxford), Died 1668 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1913

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-6199 12-in. 5/18/1908 Mother o' mine Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor [Trial 1913-09-27-01] Not documented 9/27/1913 The lark now leaves his wat'ry nest Dr. J. C. Hirst Male vocal solo author  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "D’Avenant, William," accessed November 27, 2020,

D’Avenant, William. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from

"D’Avenant, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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