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Verse drama

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    • Plays in poetry
    • Plays in verse
    • Poetic drama
    • Poetical drama
    • Verse plays
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    • found: Dictionary central, via WWW, Nov. 5, 2012(poetic drama: A play written wholly or mainly in verse. As this was the norm in early drama (a tradition crowned by the works of Shakespeare), the term is usually reserved for works written since the Restoration (1660); by this time only tragedies were still composed in verse, comedies being more commonly written in prose.)
    • found: The Oxford companion to the theatre, 1983:p. 161 (verse plays)
    • found: Abrams, M. A glossary of literary terms, c1999(under Drama: In poetic drama the dialogue is written in verse, which in English is usually blank verse and in French is the twelve-syllable line called an Alexandrine; almost all the heroic dramas of the English Restoration Period, however, were written in heroic couplets (iambic pentameter lines rhyming in pairs))
    • found: Literary heritage of the Tamils, 1981:pp. 466-472 (dramas in poetical form; poetic drama; plays in poetry; poetic plays; plays in verse; verse plays; drama in verse; poetical drama)
    • notfound: Baldick, C. The Oxford dictionary of literary terms, 2008;Quinn, E. A dictionary of literary and thematic terms, c1999;Cuddon, J.A. A dictionary of literary terms and literary theory, 1998.
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