Heroic Drama

Heroic drama is a type of play popular during the Restoration era in England, distinguished by both its verse structure and its subject matter. The sub-genre of heroic drama evolved through several works of the middle to later 1660s; John Dryden’s The Indian Emperor (1665) and Roger Boyle’s The Black Prince (1667) were key developments.

eNotes Excellent discussion on the heroic drama genre.

Infoplease Brief entry on heroic drama.

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