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The King of the Great Clock Tower

A Dance Play in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    William Butler Yeats 

  • Synopsis

    According to contemporary press reports, Yeats' play was "Irish in theme [...] but not historical", and had many features in common with the playwright's earlier Noh pieces. (Quidnunc, The Irish Times, 6 June 1934)

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
The King F J McCormick
The Stranger Denis O'Dea
Musician Robert Irwin
The Queen Ninette de Valois
Musician Joseph O'Neill
Production Team  
Set Designer D. Travers Smith
Music by Arthur Duff
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Lighting Technician Udolphus Wright

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The King of the Great Clock Tower: Commentaries and Poems/ by William Butler Yeats

  • Year

    1935

  • Published By

    Macmillan and Co.

  • Address

    London
    England

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UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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

  • 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.