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Neal Maquade

A Play in Seven Scenes, by George Shiels

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Shiels 

  • Setting

    The Workhouse. Maquade's House, two years before. Lilly's Parlour.

  • Synopsis

    A melodrama concerning a feud between the Lilly family and Neal Maquade. The Lilly sons are half-brothers, one a half-wit who stays in Ireland and the other in full possession of his faculties, who emigrates to America. On Maquade's behalf, a local man masquerades as the returned emigré in order to claim the Lilly family's wealth.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Adam Lilly Cyril Cusack
Hannah Maquade Ann Clery
John Lilly Fred Johnson
Samuel Lilly Fred Johnson
Neal Maquade Liam Redmond
Master Magee Laurence Elyan
Fanny Shelah Richards
Mulgrew J. Winter
Specky Boyce Malachi Keegan
Production Team  
Settings by Tanya Moiseiwitsch
Musical Director F.M. May
Produced by Helen Hunt

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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

  • 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