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The Dreaming of the Bones

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    William Butler Yeats 

  • Notes

    This play for dancers was one of a series that Yeats wrote 'for performances in private houses before very small houses'.

  • Synopsis

    This play has a fugitive from the Easter Rising meeting the spirits of Dermot and Dervorgilla on a Connaught hill. Dermot pleads for release from their curse through this young man, but he is cold and steadfast in his rejection of them, even though it is he who may be in need of absolution.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Young Man W. O'Gorman
Stranger John Stephenson (1)
Drum Doreen Cuthbert
Singer Joseph O'Neill
Girl Nesta Brooking
Zither Julia Gray
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Udolphus Wright

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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