Medea; or Best of Mothers with a Brute of a Husband (1856)

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14 July 1856
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Burlesque of Legouvé's adaptation of Medea. It was revived in 1859 in Dublin.
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Robert Brough Writer
Frederick Robson Actor Medea
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Royal Olympic Theatre (London, Greater London, England) 14 July, 1856
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s. Vol.2 Book library 2: 647, col. 1
Medea; or, The Best of Mothers with a Brute of a Husband; A Burlesque in One Act Playtext archive
Robson of the Olympic Book library 76ff., 87, 105-106, 115, 128; Plate 7
Medea and British Legislation Before the First World War Offprint archive 15-17; fig. 5 (p. 16)
Robson of the Olympic Reproduction archive Plate 7; 76 - 81; 86 - 87; 104 - 107; 114 - 115; 128 - 129
Frederick Robson as Medea Photocopy archive
Medea in Performance, 1500-2000 Book library xi, 81f, 83f, 85, 93f, 96f, 239; image at 88
Victorian Classical Burlesques : A Critical Anthology Book library Script: pp.135-206
ARION Winter 2016 23.3 Journal library 153 Justine McConnell's 'Radical Reinvisionings: the Almeida Theatre's Oresteia and Medea', pp. 151-166.

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