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The Golden Apple

A Play in Three Acts, by Lady Gregory

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lady Gregory 

  • Setting

    The Witch's Garden. The King's Bedroom. The Wood of Wonders. The Giant's House. A Roadside.

  • Synopsis

    Lady Gregory's fable for young audiences is written in her invented dialect of Kiltartan. The King of Ireland is dying and needs the golden apple, the elixir of life. His son Rury has to brave the wood of wonders, the giant's castle, the mountain of flame and the hill of the pointed spears to win the apple.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    14

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
The Cook Michael J. Dolan
The Doctor Eric Gorman
Bridget Maureen Delaney
Rury F J McCormick
The Witch Christine Hayden
Simon the Steward Barry Fitzgerald
The Gardener Arthur Shields
The King Peter Nolan
Strangers, Servants, Etc. Tony Quinn (1)
The Barber Brian Herbert
The Giant Hugh Nagle
Strangers, Servants, Etc. J J Lynch
Muireann Eithne Magee
Strangers, Servants, Etc. Patrick Kirwan
Pampogue Esme Ward
Strangers, Servants, Etc. H.L. Corrigan
Strangers, Servants, Etc. Jas. Mahon
Strangers, Servants, Etc. J.D. Brennan
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Stage Manager Arthur Shields

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The golden apple; a play for Kiltartan children, by Lady Gregory, illustrated by Margaret Gregory.

  • Year

    1916

  • Published By

    G.P. Putnam's Sons

  • Address

    England

  • Title

    Selected Plays of Lady Gregory

  • Year

    1993

  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P.O. Box 6
    Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire SL9 8XA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

  • Email

    sales@colinsmythe.co.uk

  • Website

    www.colinsmythe.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0-86140-100-X

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P. O. Box 6, Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire
    SL9 8XA
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Email

    cs@colinsmythe.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published script and press cuttings of the time.