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.


The Dramatic Writings. London, 1905.


Istoriia zapadnoevropeiskogo teatra, vol. 1. Moscow, 1956.
Maxwell, I. French Farce and John Heywood. Melbourne-London, 1946.
References in classic literature ?
{il y a Bourbon et Bourbon = there are Bourbons and Bourbons (i.e., they're all the same); "What is bred in the bone...." = a possibly deliberate misquotation of "It will not out of the flesh that is bred in the bone" from John Heywood, "Proverbes", Part II, Chapter VIII (1546)}
John Heywood, vice-chair of Eco Sutton, said: "Although we are very much in favour of public transport, we are worried that the bus station isn't going to be in the right place."
Noting that 'Recovering plausible music to songs in comic interludes is more possible than people may think', Duffin fleshes out this background via attention to sixteenth-century 'chorus-masters, composers, and instrumentalists' involved in the production of court interludes (20): William Cornysh, John Skel-ton, John Heywood, and Nicholas Udall (whose Ralph Roister Doister Duffin dubs 'one of the most musical of English Renaissance comedies' [45]).
Zheng, of John Heywood Street, Clayton, must also complete 240 hours of unpaid work and a 10-day rehabilitation activity requirement.
In fact, one of the early world record holders for the jackpot payout, British solder John Heywood, played his Au13.2 million spin for just 25p back in 2015.
John Heywood, 16th century British dramatist, is credited with coining the phrase, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink." I first heard it from my grandfather, and again when I took my first management job.
"Many hands make a light work," said the English writer John Heywood. He was saying if you work together the amount of work won't weigh so heavily on any single individual, but it will reduce the amount of work that all members will have to do.
Heywood is survived by his children, Leslie Hackman and her husband Kevin of Warwick, RI, Douglas Heywood and his partner Gregory Winston of Harwich Port, John Heywood and his wife Kathy of Nashua, NH, and son-in-law John Safford of Manchester, NH.
Beggars can't be choosers RECORDED in John Heywood's Dialogue of Proverbs of 1546, this phrase means that when you can't have exactly what you want, you should be satisfied with whatever you are given.
Foard, "Reminiscences of Former Manchester: A Christmas Symposium," Papers of the Manchester Literary Club, 15 (Manchester: John Heywood, 1889) 91; Randal Mundy, "A Lenkisher Lass," A Lancashire Garland of Dialect Prose and Verse (Stalybridge, UK: George Whittaker & Sons, 1936), 221.
John Heywood, Director, Radio & Electronics, 1957-'64
In between there are discussions of Medwall's plays, Stephen Hawes, John Skelton, Lord Berners, More, Tyndale, John Bale, Sir Thomas Elyot, John Heywood, Thomas Wyatt and Francis Bryan, translations of the Psalms.