citizen comedy

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Ben Jonson (1572—1637) poet and playwright

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An early 17th‐cent. type of play, usually set in contemporary London and dealing with the common life of the middle classes. Johnson's Bartholomew Fair and Middleton's A Chaste Mayd in Cheap‐side are examples of the genre.

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