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The Tinker's Wedding

A Comedy in Two Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John Millington (J.M.) Synge 

  • Synopsis

    Sarah Casey is determined to marry Michael Byrne. Despite the scorn of his mother, Michael is prepared to do the deed and make Sarah an honest woman. A deal is struck with the local priest, who agrees to marry them for half the normal fee. But when the priest goes back on his word, he feels the wrath of the tinkers.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    11 November 1909

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the Afternoon Theatre Company at His Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket, London. (subsequently renamed as Her Majesty's Theatre)

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered at His Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket, London. (subsequently renamed Her Majesty's Theatre)

Original Cast  
Mary Byrne Claire Greet
Michael Byrne Jules Shaw
A Priest Edmund Gurney
Sarah Casey Mona Limerick

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in German as

  • Title

    Stücke ( Die Nebelschlucht. - Reiter zum Meer. - Die Kesselflickerhochzeit. - Der Held der westlichen Welt). Deutsch von Joachim Krehayn

  • Year

    1972

  • Published By

    Reclam Verlag Leipzig

  • Address

    Germany

  • Website

    www.reclam.de/

  • ISBN

    B002FTOV90

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  • 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 published play script, with additional information from published sources on J.M. Synge