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Sancho's Master

A Play in Three Acts, by Lady Gregory

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lady Gregory 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Miguel de Cervantes 

  • Author Notes

    Freely adapted from 'Don Quixote' (1605/1615)

  • Setting

    Don Quixote's sitting-room.
    A woodland.
    A room at the Duke's Castle.

  • Synopsis

    Lady Gregory’s free adaptation of Cervantes' 'Don Quixote', the "knight of the doleful countenance", who along with his wily sidekick, Sancho, aims to rid the world of injustice whereever he sees it, but is undone by men's ridicule for his impossible goals.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    23

  • Cast Size Female

    6

  • Cast Notes

    Cast Doubling is possible. See Original Production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
A Girl Ria Mooney
A Barber Michael J. Dolan
Her Duenna May Craig
A Veiled Lady Eileen Crowe
The Housekeeper Maureen Delaney
Don Quixote F J McCormick
A Trumpeter Sean Barlow
Sancho Panza Barry Fitzgerald
Prisoner Arthur Shields
Attendant Peter Nolan
Prison Guard Peter Nolan
Sampson Carasco John Stephenson (1)
The Duchess Shelah Richards
Servant Gabriel J. Fallon
Prisoner Gabriel J. Fallon
The Duke P.J. Carolan
Muleteer Michael Scott (1)
A Page Michael Scott (1)
Chancellor T. Moran
Muleteer T. Moran
A Girl Kate Curling
Prisoner Walter Dillon
Servant M. Finn
Muleteer M. Finn
Muleteer F. Ellis
Prisoner W. O'Hara
Prisoner M. Judge
A Boy Edward Raymond
A Page Edward Raymond
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Assistant Producer Arthur Shields
Stage Manager Arthur Shields

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Three Last Plays by Lady Gregory

  • Year

    1928

  • Published By

    Putnam, G.P.

  • Address

    London
    England

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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

  • Copyright Expired

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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