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Full Measure

A Play in Two Acts by Kathleen O'Brennan

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Kathleen O'Brennan 

  • Setting

    The scene is laid in a small town in West Kerry.
    The back parlour of Batty Quinlan's shop. Nora Murtagh's Kitchen.

  • Synopsis

    The impact on a Kerry community of excessive emigration is the theme here as Nora Murtagh, a farmer's widow sees the last of her seven sons get ready for the boat to America.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    12

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Patsy Riordan Michael J. Dolan
Villager May Craig
Tadgh Mahony Eric Gorman
Peggy Murtagh Eileen Crowe
Debby Quinlan Maureen Delaney
Timmy Foley F J McCormick
Micky Sheehan Barry Fitzgerald
Dan Murtagh Arthur Shields
Martin O'Grady Peter Nolan
Nora Murtagh Sara Allgood
Father Hurley John Stephenson (1)
Villager Michael Clarke (1)
Batty Quinlan P.J. Carolan
Maurice O'Grady Michael Scott (1)
Villager T. Moran
Ellen Kate Curling
Jinny Sullivan Deirdre McAuliffe
Villager Walter Dillon
Production Team  
Set Designer D. Travers Smith
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Set Painter D. Travers Smith

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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 from press cuttings.