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The Well of the Saints

A Play in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John Millington (J.M.) Synge 

  • Setting

    Some lonely mountainous district in the east of Ireland one or more centuries ago.

  • Synopsis

    Two blind beggars Martin and Mary Doul have their sight restored by a wandering Friar. However the new world that awaits them is not one of beauty. Disappointed by what they see in each other they drift apart, only to be reunited when blindness is visited upon them again.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    3

  • Cast Notes

    In addition to the cast member listed, the production included 'girls and men' played by additional actors.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Timmy George Roberts
A Wandering Friar Frank Fay
Molly Byrne Sara Allgood
Martin Doul W.G. Fay
Mary Doul Emma Vernon
Bride Maire Nic Shiubhlaigh
Mat Simon P. MacShiubhlaigh
Production Team  
Produced by W.G. Fay
Scenery Pamela Coleman Smith

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in French as

  • Title

    Théâtre complet : Cavaliers de la mer ; L'Ombre de la vallée ; La Fontaine aux saints ; Les Noces du rétameur ; Le Baladin du monde occidental ; Deirdre des douleurs. Traduit par Françoise Morvan

  • Year

    2005

  • Published By

    Éditions Les Solitaires Intempestifs

  • Address

    1 Rue Gay Lussac -
    25000 Besançon
    France

  • Website

    www.solitairesintempestifs.com

  • ISBN

    2-84681-123-7

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Copyright Expired

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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