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 ?
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)}
These collected materials also allow readers to chart debates surrounding the emergence of English as a literary language As early as 1566 Thomas Delapeend wrote in praise of his friend John Studley's translation of Agamemnon, boasting of Studley's deserved place alongside such established (if now, in some cases, largely forgotten) talents as John Heywood, Arthur Golding, Barnabe Googe, Richard Edwards, and William Neville.
Many hands make a light work," said the English writer John Heywood.
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.
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.
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.
John Heywood, lecturer in business studies at South Tyneside College, is happy to see one of his students reap the benefits of the course.
And John Heywood, head of the rural, environment, climate change and energy team at GONE, predicted: "We can make more than we lose if we get it right and take the opportunities.
Peter Happe examines the protean identities of both humanism and author John Heywood, providing the volume's most detailed account of English humanism--which was "hardly a coherent philosophy or set of beliefs" (119)--and demonstrating the degree to which Heywood's work does and does not reflect his humanist models.