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A Nativity Play

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lady Gregory 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Douglas Hyde (Dubhghlas de hÍde) 

  • Author Notes

    Translated from the Irish

  • Setting

    A stable.

  • Synopsis

    The story of the birth of Jesus.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
First Woman Sara Allgood
Shepherd Eric Gorman
King J M Kerrigan
Joseph Sydney J Morgan
Mary Maire Nic Shiubhlaigh
King Fred O'Donovan (1)
Second Woman Máire O'Neill (1)
Shepherd J A O'Rourke
King Ambrose Power
Shepherd Arthur Sinclair

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Poets And Dreamers:studies and translations from the Irish / by Lady Gregory ; including translations of nine plays by Douglas Hyde.

  • Year

    1974

  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P.O. Box 6
    Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire SL9 8XA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

  • Email

    sales@colinsmythe.co.uk

  • Website

    www.colinsmythe.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0900675357

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UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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.