Augustan drama



  • The neoclassical drama of the mid 17th century inFrance and of a slightly later period in England. In France it isrepresented by the great works of Corneille, Racine, and Molière,and in England by the plays of John Dryden, William Congreve, JosephAddison, and others. The original Augustan Age was the GoldenAge of Latin literature, so called from the Emperor Augustus, in whosereign (27 BC - 14 AD) Horace, Ovid, Virgil, Livy,Propertius, etc., flourished.