Junius Brutus (play)

Junius Brutus is a 1734 tragedy by the British writer William Duncombe. It was one of a number of plays based on the life of the Roman Republican Lucius Junius Brutus[1]

Junius Brutus
Written byWilliam Duncombe
Date premiered25 November 1734
Place premieredTheatre Royal, Drury Lane
Original languageEnglish

The original Drury Lane cast included John Mills as Junius Brutus, Edward Berry as Valeius Publicola, William Milward as Titus, William Mills as Caelius, Theophilus Cibber as Messala, Richard Winstone as Silvus and Mary Heron as Lucia and Hannah Pritchard as Hortensia.


  1. ^ Ellison p.30


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