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The Courting of Mary Doyle

A Comedy in Three Acts, By Edward McNulty

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Edward McNulty 

  • Setting

    Lismahogue.

  • Synopsis

    Mary Doyle is an attractive servant girl who is courted by the bootmaker John William Rattigan. He has a rival for her affections in the form of Mr. Carmody, the local butcher. Rattigan tells Carmody that Mary has £500 squirrelled away beyond the £25 she actually has saved for herself, so Carmody starts vying for her attentions out of base financial motives.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
John William Rattigan Michael J. Dolan
Jessie Kieran Eileen Crowe
Terence Kieran Barry Fitzgerald
Peter Carmody Peter Nolan
Herbert Tisdall Tony Quinn (1)
Mary Doyle Florence Marks
Mrs. Kieran Annie Kirby
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry has come from the original company programme and from press reviews of the premiere production.