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Dervorgilla

A Tragedy in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lady Gregory 

  • Setting

    Outside the Abbey of Mellifont, Near Drogheda. Time 1193.

  • Synopsis

    Dervorgilla betrays her husband, O'Rourke of Breffney, by going off to live with Diarmaid MacMorrough. It is Diarmaid, in turn, whose actions bring the Normans into the country and change the course of Irish history forever.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Flann Frank Fay
Mona Máire O'Neill (1)
Other young men and girls Arthur Sinclair
Owen J M Kerrigan
Other young men and girls J A O'Rourke
Dervorgilla Sara Allgood
Wandering Songmaker or Jester W.G. Fay
Mamie Brigid O'Dempsey
Other young men and girls Kathleen Mullamphy

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Selected Plays of Lady Gregory

  • Year

    1993

  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P.O. Box 6
    Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire SL9 8XA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

  • Email

    sales@colinsmythe.co.uk

  • Website

    www.colinsmythe.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0-86140-100-X

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  • Title

    Irish Folk History Plays Vol. 2/ by Lady Gregory

  • Year

    1912

  • Published By

    Putnam, G.P.

  • Address

    London
    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.