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When the Dawn is Come

A Tragedy in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Thomas MacDonagh 

  • Setting

    50 years hence in Ireland at the time of the insurrection.
    Council Chamber of the Irish Army
    The action passes in one evening.

  • Synopsis

    An imagined evening of the "Council of Ireland", which comprises seven captains of the Irish insurgent army. Thurlough MacKeran, the Irish general, hatches a daring plot to defeat the opposing army, however he keeps his plans to himself rather than trust his captains.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    11

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Ita MacOscar Sara Allgood
Mac Eamonn J.H. Dunne
Irish Soldier as Guard G. Fitzgerald
Father John Joyce Eric Gorman
Thurlough MacKieran J M Kerrigan
Irish Soldier as Guard Maurice McCall
Hugh MacOscar Sydney J Morgan
Alexander Walker Fred O'Donovan (1)
Sheela O'Hara Máire O'Neill (1)
Connor O'Gatry J A O'Rourke
Rory MacMahon Ambrose Power
Reamonn O'Sullivan Arthur Sinclair
Patrick Ryan Udolphus Wright

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    When the Dawn is Come by Thomas MacDonagh

  • Year

    1908

  • Published By

    Maunsel

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Title

    Four Rebel Plays/ Edited and Introduced by James Moran

  • Year

    2007

  • Published By

    Publisher not found

  • Address

    England

  • ISBN

    9780716528531

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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. Published script available in The National Library.