heroic drama

Restoration tragedy, especially that popular in England c1660–1700, using highly rhetorical language and written in heroic couplets.
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heroic drama

a type of play prevalent in Restoration England during the 1660s and 1670s.

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The last was subsequently rewritten under the influence of the new heroic drama.
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