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Death and the Ploughman

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Michael West 

  • Author Notes

    Translated and adapted from the classic text 'Der Ackermann und der Tod' (1401) by Johannes Van Saaz.

  • Synopsis

    A meditation on death and loss prompted by the death of Johannes van Saaz's wife during childbirth. A distraught ploughman attempts to sue the figure of Death for the unlawful theft of his wife.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    10 July 2001

  • Production Notes

    A Project Commission in association with The Corn Exchange. Produced by Project and Comedie de Reims.

  • Producer

    Produced by Project Arts Centre

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Death Lalor Roddy
Angel Clara Simpson
Ploughman Owen Roe
Production Team  
Director Christian Schiaretti
Lighting Designer Julia Grand

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Translation rights

  • Contact

    Tracy Elliston, Judy Daish Associates Ltd

  • Address

    2 St Charles Place
    London W10 6EG
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 20 8964 8811

  • Email

    tracey@judydaish.com

  • Website

    www.judydaish.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer. Additional information was supplied by the author.