Author:John Crowne

John Crowne

English dramatist
The works listed below are derived from The first Harvard playwright; a bibliography of the Restoration dramatist, John Crowne, with extracts from his Prefaces and the earlier version of the Epilogue to Sir Courtly Nice, 1685 (1922), by George Parker Winship


  • Juliana, or the Princess of Poland (1671)
  • The History of Charles the Eighth of France, or The Invasion of Naples by the French (1672)
  • The Country Wit: A Comedy (1675)
  • Calisto, or, The Chast Nimph, a Masque (1675)
  • Andromache, a Tragedy (1675), a revision by Crowne of an earlier work
  • The Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus Vespasian (1677), in two parts
  • The Ambitious Statesman, or The Loyal Favourite (1679)
  • The Misery of Civil War (1680)
  • Henry the Sixth, the First Part, with the Death of the Duke of Gloucester, a Tragedy (1681)
  • Henry the Sixth, the Second Part, or The Miseries of Civil War, a Tragedy (1681)
  • Thyestes, A Tragedy (1681)
  • The City Politiques (1683)
  • Sir Courtly Nice, or It Cannot Be (1685)
  • Darius, King of Persia (1688)
  • Regulus a Tragedy (1694)
  • The English Frier; or The Town Sparks (1690)
  • The Married Beau; or The Curious Impertinent (1694)
  • Caligula, Emperor of Rome, a Tragedy (1698)


  • Pandion and Amphigenia, or the History of the coy Lady of Thessalia (1665)
  • The Prologue to Calistho, with the Chorus’s Between The Acts (1675)
  • The Prologue and Epilogue to the City Politicks (1683)
  • A Poem, on The Lamented Death of our Late Gratious Soveraign, King Charles the II. of ever Blessed Memory. With a Congratulation to the Happy Succession of King James the II. By Mr. Crown (1685)
  • The Prologue and Epilogue to the New Comedy, called, The English Fryer, Or, The Town Sparks (1690)
  • Dæneids, or the Noble Labours of the Great Dean of Notre Dame in Paris (1692)
  • The History Or the Famous and Passionate Love, Between a Fair Noble Parisian Lady, And A Beautiful Young Singing-Man; A Chanter in the Quire of Notre-Dame in Paris, And A Singer in Opera’s. An Heroic Poem. In TWO Canto’s. Being in Imitation of Virgil’s Dido and Aeneas; and shews all the Passions Of a Proud Beauty, compell’d by Love, to abandon herself to her Inferiour; and being forsaken, how she Reveng’d herself, and recovered her Honor (1692)


  • Notes and Observations On the Empress of Morocco. Or, Some few Errata’s to be Printed instead of the Sculptures with the Second Edition of that Play . . . Juvenal (1674), co-authored with John Dryden and Thomas Shadwell.

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