Ben Jonson: Every Man in His Humour

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Every Man in His Humour is a comedy by Ben Jonson first performed in 1598. It is notable for being one of the first comedies of humours to be produced in early modern England and for having been substantially revised between the first publication in a quarto text and the second publication in the first folio.

The play first appeared in print in 1601 in a quarto edition. It was next published in a revised version in the folio Works of Benjamin Jonson (1616) and also reprinted in this revised format in the first volume of the second folio (1640/41). The revised folio version moves the action from Florence to London and changes the Italian names of characters into English or anglicized names (this …

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Vyroubalova, Ema. "Every Man in His Humour". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 September 2013
[, accessed 07 July 2015.]

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