The English chronicle play had evidently not yet made any stir at court; but many of the classical plays were drawn from Livy.
I had forgotten Falstaff, who is an episode in a chronicle play.
A “chronicle play” has the privilege of wandering, but Becket wanders too far and too long.
It presents a combination of chronicle play with Marlowesque protagonist and a Kydian apparatus of revenge.
In the structure of his plots Marlowe forsook the Senecan models and began with the methods of the chronicle play.
Leacock's attempt may be taken as the first example that we have of an American chronicle play.