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The Land

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Padraic Colum 

  • Synopsis

    A response to the land question and to agrarian legislation which enabled the occupier to become owner of the soil. In an Irish midlands county, a group of tennant farmers assemble at the house of Murtagh Cosgar to confer and arrange the terms upon which they should purchase their repective holdings.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Martin Douras Frank Fay
Cornelius Arthur Sinclair
Sally Sara Allgood
Murtagh Cosgar W.G. Fay
Ellen Maire Ní Gharbhaigh
Matt P. MacShiubhlaigh
Production Team  
Produced by W.G. Fay

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The land : a play in 3 acts / Padraic Colum.

  • Year

    1905

  • Published By

    Maunsel

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in Irish as

  • Title

    An Talamh: a n-a chur i nGaedhilg do Thórna [pseudon. of Tadhg O'Donnchadha].

  • Year

    1906

  • Published By

    Maunsel

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Estate of Padraic Colum

  • Address

    c/o Cliona Colum Ní Shuilleabháin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    cosullvn@tcd.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the printed play script, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.