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Title Edward the Black Prince; or, The Battle of Poictiers
Author Shirley, William  
Date 3 Nov 1749
Licence Application Date 3 Nov 1749
First Performance Date 6 Jan 1750
Document Type Play  
Library/Archive The Huntington Library  
Collection Name John Larpent Plays
Reference LA81
Language English
Document Description A historical tragedy about Edward, the Black Prince, at the Battle of Poitiers. There is a prologue entitled 'An Appropriate National Prologue to the Revival of Edward the Black Prince' from the Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 May 1803.
Theme British Gothic & Medieval History  European Past  
Theatre Theatre Royal Drury Lane  
Theatre Manager Garrick, David  Lacy, James  
Lord Chamberlain FitzRoy, Charles (2nd Duke of Grafton)  
Examiner at time of Licence Application Chetwynd, William  
Deputy Examiner at time of Licence Application Capell, Edward  
Genre Historical Tragedy  Tragedy  
Acts Five  
Geographical Setting Poitiers, France  
Printed Edition Printed 1750.
Keywords royalty  battle  aristocracy  Hundred Years' War  war  prince  military  death  victory  
Additional Information There are numerous corrections in the manuscript.
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