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The Canavans

A Comedy in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lady Gregory 

  • Setting

    Irish Village in Elizabethan times

  • Synopsis

    A miller, Peter Canavan, struggles to stay away from the gallows as the return of his brother Anthony, a deserter from the Queen's army, brings trouble upon him.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Widow Deeny Máire O'Neill (1)
Captain Headley Arthur Sinclair
Antony Canavan J A O'Rourke
Peter Canavan W.G. Fay
Widow Greely Brigid O'Dempsey

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • 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.