Neoclassicism is the name given to Western movements in the decorative and visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture that draw inspiration from the “classical” art and culture of Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome. The main Neoclassical movement coincided with the 18th century Age of Enlightenment, and continued into the early 19th century, latterly competing with Romanticism.

Northern Virginia Community College Excellent student resource on 18th Century theatre.

Moonstruck Drama Bookstore Comprehensive article on various aspects of 18th Century drama.

Central Washington University Brief article about 18th Century theatre in Italy and France.

Rutgers Newark 18th Century chronology, including dramatic works.

University of Iowa Brief lecture slides focusing on 18th Century theatre.

Towson University Overview of 18th Century theatre.

Trinity University Timeline of the 17th and 18th Centuries.

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