Gothic Drama Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Joanna Baillie
*Plays on the Passions. 3 vols. [A Series of Plays: In Which it is Attempted to Delineate the Stronger Passions of the Mind—Each Passion Being the Subject of a Tragedy and a Comedy] (plays) 1798
De Monfort (play) 1800
Rayner (play) 1804
Orra (play) 1812

James Boaden
Fontainville Forest (play) 1794
Aurelio and Miranda (play) 1798
The Cambrio-Britons (play) 1798

Miss Burke
The Ward of the Castle (play) 1793

George Gordon, Lord Byron
§Manfred (drama) 1834

James Cobb
The Haunted Tower (play) 1789

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Remorse (play) 1813

George Colman the Younger
The Battle of Hexham (play) 1789
The Iron Chest (play) 1796
Blue-Beard (play) 1798
Feudal Times (play) 1799

J. C. Cross
The Apparition (play) 1794
Julia of Louvain; or, Monkish Cruelty (play) 1797

Catherine Gore
The Bond (play) 1824

Margaret Harvey
Raymond de Percy (play) 1822

Harriet Lee
The Mysterious Marriage (play) 1798

Matthew Gregory Lewis
The Castle Spectre (play) 1797
Adelmorn, the Outlaw (play) 1801
Alfonso, King of Castille (play) 1802
The Captive (play) 1803

Charles Robert Maturin
Bertram; or, The Castle of St. Aldobrand (play) 1816

Francis North
The Kentish Barons (play) 1791

Richard Brinsley Peake
Presumption; or, The Fate of Frankenstein (play) 1823

Elizabeth Polack
St. Clair of the Isles (play) 1838

Jane Scott
The Old Oak Chest (play) 1816

Sir Walter Scott
The House of Aspen (play) 1799
The Doom of Devorgoil (play) 1830

Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Cenci (drama) 1819

Henry Siddons
Sicilian Romance; or, The Apparition of the Cliff (play) 1794
A Tale of Terror (play) 1803

Horace Walpole
The Mysterious Mother (play) 1768

William Wordsworth
The Borderers (play) 1842

*The first volume was published anonymously in 1798, with the author identifying herself for the second and third volumes, in 1802 and 1812, respectively.

De Monfort was included in volume one of Plays on the Passions.

Orra was published in volume three of Plays on the Passions.

§Manfred was originally published in 1817. However, it was not staged until 1834.

∥Written in 1796-97, The Borderers was revised and published by Wordsworth in 1842, without having been staged.