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King Argimenes and the Unknown Warrior

A Play in Two Acts by Lord Dunsany

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lord Dunsany 

  • Setting

    Act one: The Slave Fields of King Durniak.

    Act two: The Throne Hall of King Durniak.

  • Synopsis

    Slaves await the death of the king's dog in the hope that they can have his bones for dinner. Among them is the overthrown King Argimenes, who initiates a revolt and succeeds in ousting his rival and regaining the throne. The dog,meanwhile, dies, and Argminenes orders it to be buried. The slaves onject, not fully comprehending that they are no longer subject to the oppressive regime of the previous king and that they can hope for something better to eat than the bones of a dead dog.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    10

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
The Servant of the King's Dog Eric Gorman
A Young Slave Brinsley MacNamara
The King's Overseer Ambrose Power
King Argimenes Fred O'Donovan (1)
An Old Slave Fred Harford
Queen Caharfa Máire O'Neill (1)
King Darniak Arthur Sinclair
The Idol Guard Sydney J Morgan
Zarb J M Kerrigan
A Prophet J A O'Rourke
Queen Atharlia Sara Allgood
Queen Thragolind Maire Nic Shiubhlaigh
Queen Oxara Maeve O'Donnell
An Attendant R. Jameson
Production Team  
Producer S.L. Robinson

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Five Plays: The gods of the mountains, The golden doom, King Argiménés and the Unknown Warrior, The Glittering Gate and The Lost Silk Hat

  • Year

    1918

  • Published By

    Publisher not found

  • Address

    England

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Curtis Brown Group

  • Address

    Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket Street
    London
    SW1Y 4SP
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 20 7393 4400

  • Email

    info@curtisbrown.co.uk

  • Website

    www.curtisbrown.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION