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On Baile's Strand

A Play in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    William Butler Yeats 

  • Setting

    A Great Hall by the Sea close to Dundalgan

  • Synopsis

    King Concobar, aware of Cuchullain's bravery and his unruly temper, makes Cuchullain swear an oath of obedience, forcing the unaware Cuchulain to fight and kill his own son. When informed of the truth, Cuchullain, mad with despair, runs out to fight the sea.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    10

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Young Kings and Old Kings Sara Allgood
Cuchulainn Frank Fay
Barach W.G. Fay
Young Kings and Old Kings Doreen Gunning
Young Kings and Old Kings Edward Keegan
A Young Man P. MacShiubhlaigh
Young Kings and Old Kings R Nash
Young Kings and Old Kings Maire NĂ­ Gharbhaigh
Fintain Seumus O'Sullivan
Young Kings and Old Kings N Power
Conchobar G. Roberts
Daire Arthur Sinclair
Young Kings and Old Kings Emma Vernon
Young Kings and Old Kings Udolphus Wright
Production Team  
Costume Designer Annie Horniman

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    A.P. Watt Ltd.

  • Address

    20 John Street
    London WC1N 2DR
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7405 6774

  • Email

    apw@apwatt.co.uk

  • Website

    www.apwatt.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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