Plays

Printer Friendly

The Barber of Seville

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lord Longford 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais 

  • Author Notes

    Translation of the French play by Pierre Beaumarchais written in 1775, and originally entitled Le Barbier de Séville

  • Setting

    Seville 1775

  • Synopsis

    The wily Figaro used to be Count Almaviva's valet and is enlisted in the Count's attempts to woo the fair Rosina, ward of his rival Doctor Bartolo.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    11

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Count Almaviva Christopher Casson
Rosina Cathleen Delany
Magistrate Dan O'Connell(2)
Don Basilio Cecil Brock
Doctor Bartolo Hamlyn Benson
Figaro Michael Ripper
Notary John Biggerstaff
Youthful John Kelly (1)
Wideawake Jack Gallagher
Attendant James Phelan
Attendant Diarmuid O'Tuatha
Attendant John Graven Hughes
Production Team  
Settings by Carl Bonn
Costumes Lord Longford
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Alice Brough
Produced by John Izon

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

No Information Available. ITI's researchers have examined this play entry with care and no further information has yet been found. If you have further details on this entry please contact us.

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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