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John Heywood (c. 1497–c. 1580)

Heywood, John. An English dramatist; born about 1497; died about 1580. His half-dozen farces, including ‘A Mery Play between the Pardoner and the Frere, the Curate and Neybour Pratte’; ‘The Four P. P.’; ‘A Merry Play between John John the Husband, Tyb the Wife, and Sir John the Priest’; begin the history of English comedy. He remained a Catholic, and upon Elizabeth’s accession retired to private life.