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John Heywood : comedy and survival in Tudor England

Author: Greg Walker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Walker, Greg, 1959-
John Heywood.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1125986673
Named Person: John Heywood; John Heywood
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Walker
ISBN: 9780192592309 0192592300 9780192592293 0192592297
OCLC Number: 1155972282
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Origins and early years: John Heywood's career to 1528: Johan Johan and Witty and Witless --
Faith, hope, and mendacity: the Four PP --
Interlude: the Annus Mirabilis of 1529: the fall of Wolsey and the summoning of the Reformation Parliament --
Cynicism and hope: Gentleness and Nobility and the summoning of the Reformation Parliament --
Conscience and satire in A Play of Love --
Complaining about the weather: Heywood, Thomas More, and the opening of the Reformation Parliament --
Discordant voices: the Pardoner and the Friar --
The significance of Heywood's Interludes --
New forms, new challenges: Heywood's songs: merriness, malice, and the death of More --
Discord, dissent, and division: England, 1534-1543 --
In Kent and Christendom? The nature of Heywood's treason --
Rehabilitation and reformation: the Epigrams and Proverbs --
The accession of Mary Tudor: 'the eagle's bird hath spread his wings' --
Speaking in parables: the Spider and the Fly --
Bellicose verse: 'Scarborough warning' --
'When all that is to was is brought': a time of endings and thoughts of flight --
'At this my extreme age': 'Old Heywood' in exile --
'His own life and nature': Heywood's legacy.
Responsibility: Greg Walker.

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The first comprehensive scholarly biography of the Tudor playwright, poet, musician, singer, proverb-collector, and satirist, John Heywood.  Read more...

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