ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Bankes

(1653 ca.-1706)


John Banks left the study of the law to compose heroic dramas in the manner of Dryden. Another John Bankes, of Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire entered Oriel College, Oxford in 1643.


TEXT RECORDS:

1681To my ingenious Friend Mr. Charles Saunders, on his Play of Tamerlane.

PUBLICATIONS:

The rival kings ... a tragedy. 1677.
The destruction of Troy: a tragedy. 1679.
The unhappy favorite, or the Earl of Essex. A tragedy. 1682.
Virtue betray'd: or Anna Bullen. A tragedy. 1682.
The island queens: or, the death of Mary, Queen of Scotland. A tragedy. 1684.
The innocent usurper: or, the Death of Lady Jane Gray. A tragedy. 1694.
Cyrus the Great: or the tragedy of love. 1735.