John Heywood

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Heywood, John

 

Born circa 1497, in London; died circa 1580, in Belgium. English dramatist. Friend of T. More.

By individualizing the characters of the heroes of his interludes, Heywood played a significant role in transforming the medieval morality play into realistic comedy. His short comic sketch, The Four P’s, was published in 1569. Heywood also left a collection of epigrams and proverbs, published in 1562.

WORKS

The Dramatic Writings. London, 1905.

REFERENCES

Istoriia zapadnoevropeiskogo teatra, vol. 1. Moscow, 1956.
Maxwell, I. French Farce and John Heywood. Melbourne-London, 1946.