History of Drama
Guide to Drama
In the "General" drama section you will find the Bibliomania guide to the development of drama since the mystery and morality plays of the Middle Ages in England. Sophocles and other dramatists of the classical world are not included, but if you would find a section on them useful, then please contact us. We have tried to provide a sufficiently detailed history of the theatre but it is clearly a United Kingdom-oriented selection nonetheless - as befits the dramatic works that we have on the site at Bibliomania (these are available at all times from the navigation bar on the left of your screen). Hopefully this guide will provide students of English Literature and those with an interest in drama with a basic understanding of the history of that form. As with the fiction and poetry introductions, certain exclusions were inevitable and are likely to prove controversial but the major writers from each period are discussed and their relevance in the history of the theatre explained.

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