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Hyacinth Halvey

A Comedy in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lady Gregory 

  • Setting

    Outside the post office, at the little town of Cloon.

  • Synopsis

    A comedy about a man who who seeks to attain a dishonourable reputation in order to escape from giving a cultural speech at the village festival. Try as he might, however, he only succeeds in drawing praise and admiration.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Hyacinth Halvey Frank Fay
Fardy Farrell Arthur Sinclair
Mrs Delane Sara Allgood
James Quirke W.G. Fay
Miss Joyce Brigid O'Dempsey
Sergeant Carden Walter S. Magee

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in Irish as

  • Title

    Cara an Phobail

  • Year

    1935

  • Published By

    An Gúm

  • Address

    Foras na Gaeilge, 7 Cearnóg Mhuirfean
    Baile Átha Cliath 2
    Baile Átha Cliath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    1850 325 325 / 0845 309 8142 (TÉ)

  • Email

    eolas@forasnagaeilge.ie

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.