citizen comedy

      a form of drama produced in the early 17th century in England. Such comedies were set in London and portrayed the everyday life of the middle classes. Examples include Ben Jonson (Jonson, Ben)'s Bartholomew Fair (1614) and Thomas Middleton (Middleton, Thomas)'s A Chaste Mayd in Cheape-side (1630).

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