Ulpian Fulwell

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Ulpian Fulwell (1545/6 – 1584/5/6) was an English Renaissance theatre playwright, satirist and poet.[1][2]

He became a rector of Naunton in 1570 and a member of St. Mary Hall, Oxford in 1578.[2]

One of his works, Like Will to Like has been analyzed in a study exploring the themes of morality and vices in relation to the devil. The play has been further credited as being influential in a later play, Grim the Collier of Croydon. The play has been acted by Pembroke's Men at Henslowe's Rose Theatre on 28 October 1600.[3] Furthermore, the play has been acted out in 1968 by the Poculi Ludique Societas.[4]


  • Like Will to Like (1568)[5]
  • The Flower of Fame (1575) (a chronicle of Henry VIII, with appendices in verse)
  • Ars adulandi, (The Art of Flattery) (1576), humorous dialogues [6]


  1. Kathman, David. "Fulwell, Ulpian". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/10245.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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  3. Chambers, E. K. The Elizabethan Stage. 4 Volumes, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1923;Vol. 3, p. 317.
  4. http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~plspls/intro.html
  5. http://www.umm.maine.edu/faculty/necastro/drama/tudor/lwtl.html
  6. The first parte of the eyghth liberall science: entituled, ars adulandi, the arte of flatterie ... by Richarde Jones. 1579. Retrieved 19 April 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>