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The Image

A Comedy in Three Acts
"Secretum Meum Mihi" (My secret is my own)

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lady Gregory 

  • Setting

    A Village on the Headland

  • Synopsis

    A comic tale of Irish village life centring on Thomas Coppinger, a stonecutter, and his wife Mary who states from the outset how much happier she would be in America. When two whales are beached during the night, and the villagers consider that their oil is worth hatfuls of gold, it seems like all of their wishes may finally have come true...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Malachi McNaughton Fred O'Donovan (1)
Peggy Mahon Máire O'Neill (1)
Thomas Coppinger Arthur Sinclair
Brian Hosty Sydney J Morgan
Darby Costello J M Kerrigan
Peter Mannion J A O'Rourke
Mary Coppinger Sara Allgood
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Scenery Robert Gregory
Design for Statues R C Orpen

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Image

  • Year

    1910

  • Published By

    G.P. Putnam's Sons

  • Address

    England

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.