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List of John Dryden plays with descriptions, including any musicals by John Dryden, playwright. This John Dryden plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and John Dryden characters. This list of plays by John Dryden is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. List ranges from The Tempest to The Indian Queen and more. What plays did John Dryden write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by John Dryden and can help you decide, "What are the best John Dryden plays?" (15 items)

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All for Love is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list John Dryden Plays List
All for Love John Dryden All for Love or, the World Well Lost, is a heroic drama by John Dryden written in 1677. Today, it is Dryden's best-known and most performed play. It is a tragedy written in blank verse and is an ...more

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Amboyna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list John Dryden Plays List
Amboyna John Dryden Amboyna, or the Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants is a tragedy by John Dryden written in 1673. Its subject is the Amboyna massacre that took place on Ambon Island in 1623. Dryden ...more

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An Evening's Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list John Dryden Plays List
An Evening's Love John Dryden An Evening's Love, or The Mock Astrologer is a comedy in prose by John Dryden. It was first performed before Charles II and Queen Catherine by the King's Company at the Theatre Royal on Bridges ...more

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Aureng-zebe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list John Dryden Plays List
Aureng-zebe John Dryden Aureng-zebe is a Restoration drama by John Dryden, written in 1675. It is based loosely on the figures of Aurangzeb, the then-reigning Mughal Emperor of India; his brother, Murad Baksh; and ...more

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Marriage à la mode is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list John Dryden Plays List
Marriage à la mode John Dryden Marriage à la Mode is a Restoration comedy by John Dryden, first performed in London in 1673 by the King's Company. It is written in a combination of prose, blank verse and heroic ...more

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Oedipus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list John Dryden Plays List
Oedipus John Dryden The heroic drama Oedipus: A Tragedy, is an adaption of Sophocles' Oedipus the King, written by John Dryden and Nathaniel Lee. After being licensed in 1678 and published in 1679, it became a huge ...more

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Sir Martin Mar-all is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list John Dryden Plays List
Sir Martin Mar-all John Dryden Sir Martin Mar-all, or The Feign'd Innocence is an English Restoration comedy, first performed on 15 August 1667. Written by John Dryden and based on a translation of L'Étourdi by ...more

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The Indian Queen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list John Dryden Plays List
The Indian Queen Robert Howard , John Dryden The Indian Queen is a play by Sir Robert Howard, written in collaboration with John Dryden, his sister's husband. It was first performed in 1664 with incidental music by John Banister the elder. ...more

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The Assignation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list John Dryden Plays List
The Assignation John Dryden The Assignation, or Love in a Nunnery is a Restoration comedy written by John Dryden. The play was first acted late in 1672, by the King's Company at their theatre at Lincoln's Inn Fields, but ...more

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The Tempest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list John Dryden Plays List
The Tempest William Davenant , John Dryden The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island is a comedy adapted by John Dryden and William D'Avenant from Shakespeare's comedy The Tempest. The musical setting, previously attributed to Henry Purcell, ...more

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The Conquest of Granada is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list John Dryden Plays List
The Conquest of Granada John Dryden The Conquest of Granada is a Restoration era stage play, a two-part tragedy written by John Dryden that was first acted in 1670 and 1671 and published in 1672. It is notable both as a defining ...more

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The Indian Emperour is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list John Dryden Plays List
The Indian Emperour John Dryden The Indian Emperour, or the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards, being the Sequel of The Indian Queen is an English Restoration era stage play, a heroic drama written by John Dryden that was ...more

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The Mistaken Husband is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list John Dryden Plays List
The Mistaken Husband John Dryden The Mistaken Husband is a Restoration comedy in the canon of John Dryden's dramatic works, where it has constituted a long-standing authorship problem.

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The Wild Gallant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list John Dryden Plays List
The Wild Gallant John Dryden The Wild Gallant is a Restoration comedy written by John Dryden. It was Dryden's earliest play, and written in prose, not verse; it was premiered on the stage by the King's Company at their Vere ...more

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Tyrannick Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list John Dryden Plays List
Tyrannick Love John Dryden Tyrannick Love, or The Royal Martyr is a tragedy by John Dryden in rhymed couplets, first acted in June 1669, and published in 1670. It is a retelling of the story of Saint Catherine of ...more