First performed as 'A Disciple', the play was published under this title in 'The Dublin Magazine' (Volume XII:1)in 1937. It was later republished in 1947 in a collection of Deevy's one-act play's under the title 'In Search of Valour', and has also been performed and published as 'The Enthusiast'.
Longing to escape her dull and restricted life, the young domestic servant Ellie takes inspiration from Shakespeare's 'Corialanus' and sets out to find herself a hero...
24 August 1931
Produced by Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach
Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach
The King of Spain's daughter, and other one-act plays/by Teresa Deevy
New Frontiers Press
DublinRepublic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
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.
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