Poems and stage works
Fancy's Theatre, a collected of his poems, was published in 1640. It included an elegy on the dramatist John Day. In the years 1657–64, Tatham produced eight pageants for the annual London Lord Mayor's Show, seven of which were entitled London's Triumph). He also wrote London's Glory, an entertainment to celebrate the return of King Charles II to London at the Restoration. This was performed on 5 July 1660.
Among the known plays by John Tatham are:
- Love Crowns the End (1632; printed 1646)
- The Distracted State (1641; printed 1651)
- The Scots Figgaries, or a Knot of Knaves (printed 1652)
- The Rump (printed 1660).
In 1682, Aphra Behn adapted The Rump as a play of her own, The Roundheads.
- Tatham, John. The Dramatic Works of John Tatham. James Maidment and W. H. Logan, eds. London, H. Southeran, 1879.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Cousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London: J. M. Dent & Sons – via Wikisource.
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