Medea (Johnson play)

Medea is a 1730 play by the British writer Charles Johnson. It is about Medea from Greek mythology and based on the play Medea by Euripides.[2]

Written byCharles Johnson
Date premiered11 December 1730[1]
Place premieredTheatre Royal, Drury Lane
Original languageEnglish

The original Drury Lane cast included Mary Porter as Medea, Robert Wilks as Jason, William Mills as Aegeus, Christiana Horton as Ethra, John Mills as Creon, Sarah Thurmond as Creusa, Thomas Hallam as Eumelus and John Corey as Therapion.


  1. ^ Burling p.138
  2. ^ Saxton


  • Burling, William J. A Checklist of New Plays and Entertainments on the London Stage, 1700-1737. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1992.
  • Saxton, Kirsten T. (2017). Narratives of Women and Murder in England, 1680–1760: Deadly Plots. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-09021-2.