John Heywood(redirected from Rome was not built in one day)
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.
WORKSThe Dramatic Writings. London, 1905.
REFERENCESIstoriia zapadnoevropeiskogo teatra, vol. 1. Moscow, 1956.
Maxwell, I. French Farce and John Heywood. Melbourne-London, 1946.