Hecuba (West play)

Hecuba is a 1726 tragedy by the British writer Richard West.[2] It is named after Hecuba a figure in Greek Mythology from the time of the Trojan War.

Written byRichard West
Date premiered2 February 1726[1]
Place premieredTheatre Royal, Drury Lane
Original languageEnglish

The original Drury Lane cast included Mary Porter as Hecuba, Barton Booth as Polymnestor, John Mills as Agamemnon, Roger Bridgewater as Ulysses, John Roberts as Talythibius, William Mills as Aegon, John Thurmond as Maelaines, Jane Cibber as Polyxena and Anne Brett as Iphis.


  1. ^ Burling p.114
  2. ^ Nicoll p.13


  • Burling, William J. A Checklist of New Plays and Entertainments on the London Stage, 1700-1737. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1992.
  • Nicoll, Allardyce. A History of Early Eighteenth Century Drama: 1700-1750. CUP Archive, 1927.