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The Lady in the Twilight

A Play in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Mervyn Wall 

  • Setting

    Act 1: The interior of Malachy Ross's cottage at the entrance to the glen of Wicklow. Evening of a December day in the 1940s. Act 2: The drawingroom of Glengesh House. Two and a half hours later. Act 3: Three quarters of an hour later.

  • Synopsis

    Among a cast that includes a writer, a Communist land agent, a priest and a police officer, Billiard Corry is the only one with a clear purpose. It has to do with the division of some land in the neighbourhood, an action that drives him ultimately to his death in a mountain snow drift.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Malachy Ross Harry Brogan
Kathlyn Ross Ria Mooney
Philip Vane Michael J. Dolan
Billiard Corry Fred Johnson
Raymond Allen Gerard Healy
Edward Allen Liam Redmond
Father Gabriel Shannon F J McCormick
Patrick Egan Denis O'Dea
Verna Ross Joan Plunkett
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Production by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Lady in the Twilight

  • Year

    1971

  • Published By

    Proscenium Press

  • Address

    Newark, Delaware
    USA

  • ISBN

    0912262249

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Jonathan Williams Literary Agency

  • Address

    Rosney Mews, Upper Glenageary Road
    Glenageary
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 280 3482

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.