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Swans and Geese

A comedy in three acts by Elizabeth Connor.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Elizabeth Connor 

  • Setting

    The drawing-room of the Cantwells' home in early Autumn.

  • Synopsis

    Ordinary trades people in a country town discover that the laggardly father-in-law they've been reluctantly harbouring is, under a pseudonym, a famous poet. A journalist sees a publicity coup in the making, and social advancement may come to the family.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Lena Cantwell Ria Mooney
Robert Cantwell Michael J. Dolan
Beatrice Capelli Eileen Crowe
Maggie Bríd Ní Loinsigh (1)
Mary Eithne Dunne
Simon Cusack Gerard Healy
Sergeant, Civic Guards Liam Redmond
P.J. Wynn F J McCormick
John Cantwell Denis O'Dea
Tommy O'Connor Joseph Linnane
Lucille Cantwell Joan Plunkett
Tim Hannigan William O'Gorman
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Set Michael Clarke (2)
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright
Carpenter J F Barlow

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

    info@nli.ie

  • Website

    www.nli.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.