John Millington (J.M.) Synge
ACT I. Lavarcham's house
on Slieve Fuadh.
ACT II. Alban. Early morning in the
beginning of winter. Outside
the tent of Deirdre and Naisi.
ACT III. Tent below Emain Macha.
Based on the tragic tale of Deirdre from the Ulster Cycle. Before her birth it is prophesied by a druid that Deirdre will ruin the Son of Usna and bring about the destruction of the great city of Emain. Deirdre is brought up in secret by her nurse, Lavarcham, with money provided by the King of Ulster, Conchubor, who intends to marry her when she comes of age. However Deirdre falls in love with Naisi the Son of Usna, and they flee to Alban. Fergus, an emissary sent from Conchubor, tracks them down and offers them the chance to return to Emain in peace, though treachery and death ensue.
13 January 1910
Presented by Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach
Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach
The Playboy of the Western World: And Other Plays by JM Synge
Robert Anthony Welch
80 Strand StreetLondon WC2R 0RLEngland
Deirdre an Bhróin
Foilseacháin an Rialtais
Baile Átha CliathRepublic of Ireland
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
Éditions Les Solitaires Intempestifs
1 Rue Gay Lussac -25000 BesançonFrance
Sorgens Deirdre: J. M. Synge ; paa dansk ved A. Monrad-Frantzen
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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.
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