Thomas Dekker (c.1570-c.1632) An English playwright, Dekker wrote or collaborated with other eminent dramatists on about forty plays. His most celebrated collaborations include Satiro mastix (1601), written with John Marston, The Honest Whore (1604) and The Roaring Girl (1610), both written with Thomas Middleton, and The Virgin Martyr (1620) which he wrote with Philip Massinger. Together with William Rowley and Thomas Middleton, Dekker is also a co-author of The Witch of Edmonton(1621). One of his own plays is The Shoemaker’s Holiday (1600). It is certainly his most important work.