‘Every Man Out of His Humour’ by Ben Jonson

Every Man Out of His Humour followed Jonson’s play Every Man In His Humour. “This play as a fabric of plot is a very slight affair; but as a satirical picture of the manners of the time, proceeding by means of vivid caricature, couched in witty and brilliant dialogue and sustained by that righteous indignation which must lie at the heart of all true satire — as a realisation, in short, of the classical ideal of comedy — there had been nothing like Jonson’s comedy since the days of Aristophanes…. What Jonson really did, was to raise the dramatic lampoon to an art, and make out of a casual burlesque and bit of mimicry a dramatic satire of literary pretensions and permanency.” – Summary by ToddHW and Introduction

I play Cordatus.

Every Man Out of His Humour by Ben Jonson

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