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Hanrahan's Oath

A Comedy in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lady Gregory 

  • Synopsis

    After committing the terrible crime of informing on a friend, Hanrahan decides to take an oath of silence for a year and a day. He is first considered a mad man, then a saint, but soon comes to realise that his oath has become a greater penance than anticipated.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Margaret Rooney May Craig
Mrs Coey Christine Hayden
Coey Arthur Shields
Michael Feeney Peter Nolan
Owen Hanrahan Fred O'Donovan (1)
Mary Gillis Maureen Delany
Production Team  
Director Fred O'Donovan (1)
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Stage Manager Arthur Shields

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Hanrahan's Oath, by Lady Gregory

  • Year

    1928

  • Published By

    G.P. Putnam's Sons

  • Address

    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.