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The Little Cowherd of Slainge

A Dramatic Legend

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Joseph Campbell (2) 

  • Author Notes

    Written under his Irish name Seosamh MacCathmhaoil

  • Notes

    It was a policy during the early years of the Ulster Literary Theatre not to name actors in programmes. The published script notes that the cast requires "Bearers, Mourning-Women etc", but does not specify how many. The indicated play cast size therefore refers solely to speaking parts.

  • Synopsis

    A tragedy in which Fionnghuala, the King's daughter, is entranced by the half sprite, half mortal Cowherd to her death, to the grief of her father, her distraught admirer Aodh and nurse Eithne.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Eithne A. Anonymous
Ros Ruadh A. Anonymous
Fionnghuala A. Anonymous
Aodh Mac Eoghain A. Anonymous
Ferghal A. Anonymous
Seanchan A. Anonymous
Boirche A. Anonymous
The Sac-Ban A. Anonymous
Production Team  
Staging Fred Morrow
Set Fred Morrow

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Little Cowherd of Slainge, Uladh (vol. 1, no. 1, Samhain/November)

  • Year

    1904

  • Published By

    Ulster Literary Theatre

  • Address

    Belfast
    Antrim
    Northern Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from Sam Hanna Bell's 'The Theatre in Ulster'; Uladh, the Ulster Literary Theatre's magazine; from the published script; and from contemporary press reviews.