Damon and Pythias (play)

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Damon and Pythias is the only surviving play by Richard Edwards. Written in 1564 but not published until 1571, the play chronicles the Greek friendship story of Damon and Pythias.

On September 10, 1996, an all-female cast gave a single performance at the Globe Theatre in London.[citation needed]

References from other works[edit]

  • In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, in Act III scene 2, after the play-within-the-play, Hamlet calls Horatio, 'Damon', which is believed to be a reference to this play.[1]


  1. ^ Third edition of Hamlet by Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor, first published in 2006 by the Arden Shakespeare; footnote, p. 318