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John Ferguson

A tragedy in four acts by St John Ervine.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    St. John Greer Ervine 

  • Setting

    The kitchen of a farm house in Co. Down over the course of a fortnight during the late summer of 188-.

  • Synopsis

    Witherow, the greedy village miller, has his heart set on acquiring John Ferguson's farm as well as the hand of Ferguson's daughter, Hannah.Caeser, the local grocer,threatens to murder Witherow and promises to pay off the Fergusons' mortgage Hannah agrees to marry him instead. She refuses. Hannah's brother Andrew sneaks out of the house to get revenge. Ceasar is arrested for Witherow's murder but it is Andrew who eventually confesses to the crime. A letter then arrives from John Ferguson's brother in America with money to put a stop to the foreclosure on the house.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
'Clutie' John Magrath Philip Guiry
Constable Arthur Shields
Andrew Ferguson Fred O'Donovan (1)
Henry Witherow Arthur Sinclair
Sergeant Kernaghan H E Hutchinson
John Ferguson Sydney J Morgan
James Caesar J M Kerrigan
Sarah Ferguson Nora Desmond
Hannah Ferguson Nora Close
Constable D Kelly
Production Team  
Produced by St. John Greer Ervine

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    John Ferguson; A play in four acts by St. John Greer Ervine

  • Year

    1919

  • Published By

    Macmillan and Co.

  • Address

    London
    England

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