Peter Abelard (1079-1142) was a French philosopher, considered one of the greatest thinkers of the 12th century. He fell in love with his pupil Heloise, the niece and pride of Canon Fulbert. They became lovers, and were secretly married. An outraged Fulbert exacted revenge on Abelard by having him castrated. Abelard entered the Benedictine Order, Heloise became a nun. Ten years lapse before they meet again, and it is this period of their relationship that the play addresses.
31 October 1978
Presented by arrangement with Theatre Without.
In the original production, in addition to the cast there was a choir of 13 people.
Produced by Edwards-Mac Liammoir Gate Theatre Productions
Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata
3 WheatfieldBrayCo. WicklowRepublic of Ireland
The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.
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