1 March 1698
31 May 1698
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
"Gildon's drama fuses the story of Phaeton, the son of the Sun, with the plot of Euripides' Medea and some features from Iphigenia in Tauris and the Senecan Medea" (Hall in Medea in Performance, p.51). Macintosh states that Gildon was also inspired by Philippe Quinault's Phaéton (2001, p.284).
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