Cavalier Drama

Entertainment / Literature / Cavalier Drama: A form of English drama comprising court plays that the Queen gave patronage to in the 1630s. Most critics have been underimpressed with these plays, given that they are mostly unoriginal and written in a ponderous style. The Puritan coup d'???┬ętat and the later execution of King Charles mercifully terminated the dramatic period, but unfortunately also ended their poetry, which was quite good in comparison.

Other Words for Drama

Drama Verb Synonyms: play, stage play, photoplay, screenplay, (stage) show, (theatrical) piece, (stage) production, scenario
Drama Noun Synonyms: dramaturgy, stagecraft, theatre art(s), Thespian or histrionic art(s), acting, theatre, dramatic art


Entertainment / Literature / Cavalier: A follower of Charles I of England (ruled c. 1625-49) in his struggles with the Puritan-dominated parliament. The term is used in contrast with Roundheads, his Puritan opponents. Cavaliers were primar MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Metadrama: Drama in which the subject of the play is dramatic art itself, especially when such material breaks up the illusion of watching reality. When Macbeth cries out, 'Life's but a walking shadow, a poor pl MORE

Music Drama

Entertainment / Music / Music Drama: Wagner's term for his operas. MORE