Playscript for Darius, King of Persia

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 1112
  • Dates of Creation
      18th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      310 x 185 mm. 1 volume (108 folios); Binding: half-calf binding.

Scope and Content

Playscript for Darius, King of Persia: a tragedy, in five acts by John Crowne (bap. 1641-1712). The play was published in London in 1688. The play opens: [Darius:] Unhappy Mortals! to what various ills | To what unseen, what unexsperienc'd [sic] Sorrow | Each coming Day gives Birth. For biographical information on John Crowne, see the Dictionary of National Biography, which describes Darius as a ponderous tragedy of blood and spectacle.