Plays in verse and prose from the late 13th century to the early 20th century.
Time-span13th century - early 20th century
License InformationUnlimited simultaneous users
Resource TypesE-Books and E-Texts
DescriptionEnglish Drama contains more than 3,900 plays in verse and prose from the late 13th century to the early 20th century. It includes dramatic literature of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, Restoration plays, medieval morality plays and mystery cycles, and 19th-century closet dramas. In addition to works by major dramatists such as Ben Jonson, Aphra Behn, William Wycherley, Oliver Goldsmith, Richard Sheridan, Oscar Wilde and J. M. Synge, English Drama includes the dramatic writings of many more neglected writers long inaccessible in print form. The database contains works acted on or intended for the stage. It includes masques, interludes, short dramatic pieces, translations and adaptations, closet dramas, and works written for children. Formerly known as English Verse Drama.