Brower, Reuben A. “An Allusion to Europe: Dryden and Tradition.” ELH 19, no. 1 (March 1952): 38-48.
Suggests that Dryden revived continental literary traditions in creating his heroic style of drama.
Canfield, J. Douglas. “The Significance of the Restoration Rhymed Heroic Play.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 13 (1979): 49-62.
Advances the argument that heroic drama represented an effort to reinstate aristocratic cultural values; provides an appendix of heroic-style plays through 1700.
Clark, William Smith, II. “Critical Preface.” In The Dramatic Works of Roger Boyle, Earl...
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