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The Resurrection

A Play in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    William Butler Yeats 

  • Notes

    'The Resurrection' was first published in the Adelphi journal in 1927. Both the journal and the original playscript can be viewed at the National Library of Ireland.

  • Synopsis

    Arriving at the scene of the resurrection of Christ, three learned men - a Greek, a Hebrew and a Syrian -engage in an intellectual debate on the nature of reason and belief.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Musician Michael J. Dolan
The Christ Liam Gaffney
The Greek Denis Carey
Musician Robert Irwin
The Syrian J. Winter
The Hebrew A.J. Levanthal
Production Team  
Director Lennox Robinson

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    A.P. Watt Ltd.

  • Address

    20 John Street
    London WC1N 2DR
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7405 6774

  • Email

    apw@apwatt.co.uk

  • Website

    www.apwatt.co.uk

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.