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A fantastic commentary of the life of Dean Swift

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lord Longford 

  • Setting

    Dublin and Celbridge in the 18th century

  • Synopsis

    Bioographical play about the contradictory character of Dean Swift, a misanthrope who professed to hate Ireland and yet worked so hard for the welfare of its citizens.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    7

  • Cast Notes

    In addition to the cast listed above, 8 men and 5 women played townspeople & voices

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Servant to Swift Cyril Cusack
Maid to Vanessa Cathleen Delany
Dr. Jonathan Swift Hilton Edwards
Esther Van Homrigh Coralie Carmichael
Dr. George Berkeley Edward Lexy
Mrs. Dingley Florence Lynch
Esther Johnson Betty Chancellor
An Uncle Lionel Dymoke
A Lecturer Cecil Monson
Maid Máirín Hayes
The Yahoo Landon Sorrell
A Mother Barbara Astley
A Little Girl Jessie Cameron West
A Man in a Bowler Hat John Stephenson (1)
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Micheál Mac Liammóir
Lighting Designer Hilton Edwards
Costume Designer Micheál Mac Liammóir
Music by Art O'Murnaghan
Musician Cathleen Rogers
Musician Bay Jellett
Musician Gretta Smith
Masks Lucy Charles

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Plays of Changing Ireland/edited, with introductions and notes, by Curtis Canfield

  • Year

    1936

  • Published By

    Macmillan and Co.

  • Address

    London
    England

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  • Title

    Yahoo: A Tragedy in Three Acts/ by the Earl Of Longford

  • Year

    1946

  • Published By

    Hodges, Figgis & Co.

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.