Creusa, Queen of Athens

Creusa, Queen of Athens is a 1754 tragedy by the British writer William Whitehead.[1] It is based on the story of Creusa of Athens.

Creusa, Queen of Athens
Written byWilliam Whitehead
Date premiered20 April 1754
Place premieredTheatre Royal, Drury Lane, London
Original languageEnglish

The original Drury Lane cast included David Garrick as Aletes, Maria Macklin as Ilyssus, Hannah Pritchard as Creusa, Henry Mossop as Phorbas and Edward Berry as Xuthus.


  1. ^ Watson p.861


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  • Watson, George. The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: Volume 2, 1660-1800. Cambridge University Press, 1971.