Define The Comedy of Humours

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The Comedy Of Humours -??????-This was adopted and practised by Ben Jonson. It deals with ordinary characters with four humours which governed individual temperaments, according to a medieval theory.

Humour, cheerful,calm and sad are the mixtures which determines the character of a person. Therefore each major characters has one or the other humour. In this type of comedy, the playwright satirises men and manners of his day.

Some popular Comedies of Humours are -

Every Man in His Humour by Ben Jonson

Eastward HO by George Chapman.

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