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Metempsychosis

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Thomas MacDonagh 

  • Synopsis

    A drawing room comedy which satirises the belief in the transmigration of souls. It was said at the time of its original production that the protagonist, the voluable, excitable, visionary Earl Winton-Winton de Winton, was a paraody of Yeats.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    18 April 1912

  • Producer

    Produced by Theatre of Ireland (1906 - 1912)

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    We have been unable to establish where this first production by the Theatre of Ireland took place. The company performed in three venues: the Rotunda, Molesworth Hall and the Abbey Theatre.

Original Cast  

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Copyright Expired

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The details of the productions of the Theatre of Ireland repertoire are as yet incomplete in the Irish Playography. In compiling the list of productions, we have used various sources including The Alternative Dramatic Revival in Ireland by Karen Vandevelde, Thomas MacDonagh, a Critical Biography by Johann A. Norstedt, A Century of Irish Drama: Widening the Stage edited by Eileen M Morgan, Shakir Mustafa, Stephen Watt and printed play texts.