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Coats

A Comedy in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lady Gregory 

  • Setting

    Interior of a hotel.

  • Synopsis

    Two friends - editors from rival papers in a small town - meet in a local hotel. As they go to retrieve their coats from the cloakroom each accidentally dons the other's garment. They begin discussing obituary writing and it emerges that each has written an obituary for each other. A disagreement of sorts ensues, but order is restored and the play ends with with the two friends sitting down together to dinner.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
John Colm O'Rourke
Mineog Arthur Sinclair
Hazel J M Kerrigan

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Coats

  • Year

    1913

  • Published By

    Putnam, G.P.

  • Address

    London
    England

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

    info@nli.ie

  • Website

    www.nli.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.