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Thomas Muskerry

A Play in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Padraic Colum 

  • Setting

    A workhouse

  • Synopsis

    The play centres on Thomas Muskerry, Master of the Garrisowen Workhouse, and on how his family's greed eventually leads him to a bed in the workhouse of which he was once master.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    10

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Christy Clarke Udolphus Wright
Albert Crilly Eric Gorman
Thomas Shanley Ambrose Power
Myles Gorman Fred O'Donovan (1)
Mickie Cripes Fred Harford
Anna Crilly Máire O'Neill (1)
Thomas Muskerry Arthur Sinclair
Felix Tournour Sydney J Morgan
An Old Man J M Kerrigan
Crofton Crilly J M Kerrigan
James Scollard J A O'Rourke
Mrs Crilly Sara Allgood
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Thomas Muskerry: a play in three acts

  • Year

    1910

  • 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 original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.