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Thomas Heywood: just in time

Ioppolo, G. ORCID: (2014) Thomas Heywood: just in time. Early Theatre, 17 (2). pp. 122-133. ISSN 1206-9078

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To link to this item DOI: 10.12745/et.17.2.1209


The scholarly study of the dramatic works and career of Thomas Heywood has increased significantly in the last fifty years but still lags far behind that of his contemporaries Shakespeare and Jonson. Labelled the ‘prose Shakespeare’ by Charles Lamb in the early nineteenth century, Heywood seems to have been considered by scholars and publishers to be a ghostly figure who haunted the early modern theatrical world. In fact, recent research using archival records shows the ways in which Heywood is at the centre of an extensive and highly networked professional industry.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > English Literature
ID Code:40818
Publisher:Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies

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