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The Magnanimous Lover

A Play in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    St. John Greer Ervine 

  • Setting

    The kitchen and living-room of William Cather's cottage in the Northern Irish village of Donaghreagh.

  • Synopsis

    The play starts with the return to the village of Henry Hynde, ten years after having walked out on his pregnant girlfriend, Maggie Cather. He has decided to return to 'save her' from a life of sin, and to make a 'respectable' woman of her once more. When he proposes,however,Maggie him on the grounds that he would never see her as his equal.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Maggie Cather Máire O'Neill (1)
William Cather Sydney J Morgan
Henry Hynde J M Kerrigan
Samuel Hynde J A O'Rourke
Mrs Cather Mona O'Beirne
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Four Irish Plays; by St. John G. Ervine

  • Year

    1914

  • Published By

    Macmillan and Co.

  • Address

    London
    England

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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.