Thomas Heywood

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Heywood, Thomas


Born circa 1574; died Aug. 16, 1641, in London. English dramatist.

Heywood studied at Cambridge University from 1591 to 1593. In 1598 and 1599 several of his comedies were staged in London, including Joan as Good as My Lady, War Without Blows and Love Without Suit, and The Four Prentices of London. His main genres were the farce, for example, The Wise Woman of Hogsdon (published 1638; Russian translation, 1960) and the romantic comedy, for example, The Fair Maid of the West (published 1631; Russian translation, 1956). Heywood also wrote domestic tragedies, the best known of which are A Woman Killed With Kindness (published 1607; Russian translation, 1959) and The English Traveler (published 1633).

Heywood was also the author of historical chronicles and plays on classical themes. In 1594 he wrote the narrative poem Juno and Paris.


Anikst, A. Istoriia angliiskoi literatury. Moscow, 1956.
Grivelet, M. Thomas Heywood et le drame domestique élisabethain. Paris, 1957.
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Thomas Heywood, a sort of journalist before the days of newspapers, produced an enormous amount of work in various literary forms; in the drama he claimed to have had 'an entire hand, or at least a maine finger' in no less than two hundred and twenty plays.
1) Thomas Heywood, The Rape of Lucrece (London, 1608; STC: 13360).
But the heifer also changes the picture around another Thomas Heywood text, the playlet "Jupiter and Io," first recorded in Heywood's Pleasant Dialogues and Dramma's of 1637.
I will argue that the early modern theater in several important ways resembled what Brecht would later call the "epic" theater, but that we might more easily recognize that theaters contributions to a socially resonant dramatic praxis by looking beyond Shakespeare and the Globe to Thomas Heywood and the Red Bull.
In his 1612 Apology for Actors, Thomas Heywood, for instance, argues that
Occasional discussion of literary texts (Shakespeare's sonnets, as well as Richard II, King Lear, and Hamlet, plays by George Chapman and Thomas Heywood, in addition to brief analysis of Milton's "On Time") adumbrates the analysis of life-writing throughout the volume.
Thomas Heywood came out on top with 42 points, one ahead of Andy O'Loughlin, second for the second time in three days, with Llew Davies (40) third.
A Cultural Studies Approach to Two Exotic Citizen Romances by Thomas Heywood.
Thomas Heywood, born in Lincolnshire, wrote nearly 200 plays: ``We have all the titles, but not many of the texts,''notes Barrie.
Thomas Heywood said at a meeting on cardiovascular disease and stroke sponsored by the American Heart Association.
3) Thomas Heywood, reprimanding the piratical William Jaggard for his appropriation, not only of two epistles from his own Troia Britanica, but also of some of Shakespeare's `sugred sonnets', previously pirated by Jaggard in 1599, added that `tree to doe himselfe right, hath since published them in his owne name'.