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The Land for the People

A Play in Three Acts by Brinsley MacNamara

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Brinsley MacNamara 

  • Setting

    The Drawing-room in Conor Cooney's house, Grangemore. Time - Autumn

  • Synopsis

    Conor Cooney, a Meath farmer, clings to his land until his neighbours eventually seize it from him. His daughter Martha elopes with the leader of the rebellion, and Cooney's humiliation is complete.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Andrew Dhrum Michael J. Dolan
Thomas Broderick Eric Gorman
Shaun Glynn F J McCormick
Johnton Cooney Barry Fitzgerald
Conor Cooney Peter Nolan
Eugene Cooney Tony Quinn (1)
Jane Dhrum Una Burke
Martha Cooney Gertrude Murphy
Hanna Cooney Helena Molony
Brigid Brien Esme Ward
Isaac Robinson H.L. Corrigan
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Stage Manager Michael J. Dolan

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Brinsley MacNamara Collection

  • Address

    Kenneth Spencer Research Library
    University of Kansas
    USA

  • Website

    http://spencer.lib.ku.edu/

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Oliver Weldon

  • Address

    16 Eglinton Wood
    Eglinton Road, Donnybrook
    Dublin 4
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    00 353 1 283 9838

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.