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John Heywood: Comedy and Survival in Tudor England

Greg Walker


John Heywood: Comedy and Survival in Tudor England offers the first comprehensive study of the long and varied career of the Tudor playwright, poet, musician, performer, humourist, and collector of epigrams, John Heywood (c.1497–1578). It roots his life and work in the context of the profound and often violent religious, political, and cultural changes of the Tudor century that variously provoked, enabled, and restricted the scope of his creativity, and makes the case for Heywood as both one of the sixteenth century’s most fascinating dramatic and literary figures and a revealing lens through ... More

Keywords: Early Theatre, music, comedy, proverbs, merriness, Henry VIII, Thomas More, Mary Tudor, Tudor history, religious extremism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198851516
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198851516.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Greg Walker, author
Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature, University of Edinburgh