John Heywood (Heywood John)( English poet and playwright.)
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Biography John Heywood (Heywood John)
(ca. 1497 - ca. 1580)
C 1519 had served at the court of Henry VIII as a singer and harpsichordist; in his duties also included writing plays and preparing performances.
Heywood belong to the best British comedy in the beginning of 16. Among them - Effects of the weather (The Game of Wether), Action on Love (The Game of Love) and reasonable and irrational (The Witty and the Witless). The most famous comic scene Four P (The Four P's), in which the pilgrim, seller of indulgences, Pharmacist and hawkers brag to each other their adventures, and tell tall tales. Heywood also attributed published anonymously in 1533 Indulgenschik and Monk (The Pardoner and the Friar), where the influence of Dzh.Chosera, and John, Jen Tib and Sir John (John, Johan Tib and Sir John), in the spirit of the French farce. By his poetic works include Proverbs (Proverbs, 1546), Spider and the Fly (The Spider and the Fly, 1556) and epigrams (Epigrams, 1556-1562).