Edward the Black Prince (play)

Edward the Black Prince is a 1750 historical play by the British writer William Shirley.[1] Written in the style of Shakespeare, it portrays the life of Edward the Black Prince an English leader in the Hundred Years War and father of Richard II.

Edward the Black Prince
Written byWilliam Shirley
Date premiered6 January 1750
Place premieredTheatre Royal, Drury Lane
Original languageEnglish

The original Drury Lane cast included David Garrick as Edward, Spranger Barry as Lord Ribemont, Edward Berry as Cardinal Perigot, John Sowdon as King John, William Havard as Arnold, Richard Winstone as Charney, Thomas King as Duke of Athens and John Palmer as Audley.


  1. ^ Nicoll p.355


  • Nicoll, Allardyce. A History of Early Eighteenth Century Drama: 1700-1750. CUP Archive, 1927.