Poitiers, Battle of, France, 1356 -- Drama -- Early works to 1800. : Edward the Black Prince : or, the battle of Poictiers. An historical tragedy, by W. Shirley, Esq. Adapted for theatrical representation, as performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane. Regulated from the prompt-books, by permission of the managers. "The lines distinguished by inverted commas, are omitted in the representation." .