The romantic drama

the kind of drama whose aim is to present a tale or history in scenes, and whose plays (like those of Shakespeare, Marlowe, and others) are stories told in dialogue by actors on the stage.
- J. A. Symonds.
See under Drama.

See also: Drama, Romantic

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I obediently despised the classic unities and the French and Italian theatre which had perpetuated them, and I revered the romantic drama which had its glorious course among the Spanish and English poets, and which was crowned with the fame of the Cervantes and the Shakespeare whom I seemed to own, they owned me so completely.
The actress said she dreaded the scenes in the romantic drama Jamon, Jamon and cried on the last day, saying, "What if I never shoot a movie again?
He was there to support the romantic drama which was produced by his production company Plan B Entertainment.
In the romantic drama Catherine, 37 - happily married to Michael Douglas, 52 - plays a lonely cook working at a top restaurant.
Natasha and Ashley met while on holiday with their families on the Greek island of Cephalonia - the setting of the romantic drama Captain Correlli's Mandolin.
And Brad, who plays Death in the romantic drama, persuaded Oscar-winning actor Hopkins to join in.
Meanwhile, Anthony Minghella won awards for best director and screenplay for the romantic drama ``The English Patient.
Rising star Sandra Bullock takes centre stage in the romantic drama While You Were Sleeping (PG, Buena Vista).
Under this agreement, Emmett/Furla Films will also commence principal photography on the romantic drama, "Rialto," starring Susan Sarandon, in June of this year.
Ford's most recent credits include the romantic action comedy "Six Days, Seven Nights" (1998), the romantic drama "Random Hearts" (1999) and the thriller "What Lies Beneath" (2000).
Pictures will release the romantic drama "Charlotte Gray," starring Cate Blanchett ("The Gift"), Billy Crudup ("Almost Famous") and Michael Gambon ("The Insider"), in three cities on Dec.
Airing each evening at or around 10:00 PM (ET), the line-up includes the romantic drama AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, and the thriller REAR WINDOW, starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, among others.