The Imperial Captives

The Imperial Captives is a 1720 tragedy by the British writer John Mottley.

The Imperial Captives
Written byJohn Mottley
Date premiered29 February 1720[1]
Place premieredLincoln's Inn Fields Theatre
Original languageEnglish

The original cast included James Quin as Genseric, Lacy Ryan as Thrasimond, Anthony Boheme as Aspar, John Egleton as Honoric, Richard Diggs as Narbal, Anna Maria Seymour as Eudosia and Jane Rogers as Sophronia. The prologue was written by Charles Beckingham and the epilogue by Christopher Bullock.


  1. ^ Burling p.81


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