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Snowdrop Jane

A comedy in three acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Shan F. Bullock 

  • Notes

    The cast and character lists for this entry are drawn from reviews of the premiere productions. As such, they should be taken as approximate.

  • Synopsis

    Martin Hynes is a strong, domineering farmer who strikes a hard bargain. Playing the marriage market, he haggles over Jane Fallon's dowry to the point where she is revolted by him, and unsuccessfully tries to escape him, even on her wedding day. Their subsequent marriage proves loveless and empty, but when schoolmistress Mary Trant comes to visit, and reveals that Hynes has proposed to elope with her, Jane fiercely defends her husband. Hynes is transformed by this demonstration of conjugal faith, and the play ends with the couple locked in a close embrace.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Hannah Fallon Marion Crimmins
Mrs. Hynes Mary Crothers
Sam Mires J.M. Harding
Mrs. Fallon Margaret O'Gorman
Martin Hynes Jackson Grahame
Jane Fallon Josephine Mayne
Tom Fallon Joseph Rooney
Hugh Fallon Robert Gorman
Mary Trant Rose McQuillan
Ned Noble Walter Kennedy

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Copyright Expired

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry has come from reviews of the premiere production, and from Margaret McHenry's 'The Ulster Theatre in Ireland'.