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 entry uses the English versions). The folio also abbreviates the final scene and eliminates all

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Citation: Vyroubalova, Ema. "Every Man in His Humour". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 September 2013 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=5260, accessed 16 July 2024.]

5260 Every Man in His Humour 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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