Beaumont and Fletcher: List of Plays and Poems

Thought to be by Beaumont alone:
The Woman Hater, 1607 
The Masque of the Inner Temple and Gray's Inn, 1612 


Beaumont's Poems
General Recommendatory Poems
Ascribed to Fletcher alone:
The Faithful Shepherdess, 1609 (?) 
Wit without Money, 1639 
Monsieur Thomas, 1639 
Rule a Wife and have a Wife, 1640 
Bonduca, folio 1647 
Valentinian, folio 1647 
The Loyal Subject, folio 1647 
The Mad Lover, folio 1647 
The Humourous Lieutenant, folio 1647 
Women Pleased, folio 1647 
The Island Princess, folio 1647 
The Pilgrim, folio 1647 
The Woman's Prize
(or, The Tamer Tamed), folio 1647 
A Wife for a Month, folio 1647 
The Chances, folio 1647 
The Wild-goose Chase, 1652


Fletcher's Poems
 
Ascribed to Fletcher in collaboration with others
(Massinger, Middleton, Rowley, Field):
Thiery and Theodoret, 1621 
Two Noble Kinsmen (see Note 4), 1634 
The Elder Brother, 1637 
The Bloody Brother (see Note 5), 1639 
The Night Walker or the Little Thief (see Note 6), 1640 
The Queen of Corinth, folio 1647 
The Little French Lawyer, folio 1647 
The Custom of the Country, folio 1647 
The Double Marriage, folio 1647 
The False One, folio 1647 
The Beggar's Bush, folio 1647 
The Prophetess, folio 1647 
The Sea Voyage, folio 1647 
Lover's progress, folio 1647 
The Spanish Curate, folio 1647 
Love's Pilgimage, folio 1647 
Love's Cure, folio 1647 (?) 
Nice Valour, or the Passionate Madman, folio 1647 
The Laws of Candy (chiefly by Massinger), folio 1647 
The Fair Maid of the Inn, folio 1647 
The Maid in the Mill, folio 1647 
The Honest Man's Fortune, folio 1647 
The Knight of Malta, folio 1647 
A Very Woman, or the Woman's Plot, 1655
 
Joint authorship:
The Knight of the Burning Pestle, 1613 
Cupid's Revenge (see Note 1), 1615 
Scornful Lady, 1616 
The Maid's Tragedy, 1619 
A King and No King, 1619 
Philaster (or, Love lies a-bleeding), 1620 
Four plays or moral representations, folio 1647 
The Coxcomb (see Note 2), folio 1647 
The Captain (see Note 3), folio 1647
 

Notes:

1. With possible help of a third hand.
2. Beaumont's hand traced in parts, otherwise the authorship by Beaumont and Fletcher is questioned.
3. Beaumont's share uncertain; others are suggested as collaborators with Fletcher.
4. Parts ascribed to Shakespeare.
5. Jonson believed to have helped in this.
6. Thought to be a play of Fletcher's revised by Shirley.

Other works have been in part ascribed to Fletcher, but they are not considered genuine work of his by late authorities. Sir John Van Olden Barnavelt was not published until edited by Bullen for A Collection of Old English Plays, 1882-5; two plays, Cardano and Jeweller of Amsterdam, have been lost.


Paul Ellison

University of Exeter