Phaeton; or The Fatal Divorce (1698)

Original id: 
1072
Start date: 
1 March 1698
End date: 
31 May 1698
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Adaptation
Production notes: 
"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).
Media of production: 
Stage-play
Languages: 
English
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How to cite this production

Phaeton; or The Fatal Divorce (1698), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/1072 <11 December 2019>