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Oighreacht

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Máire Ní Shíothcháin 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    T.C. Murray 

  • Author Notes

    Aistriúchán ar 'Birthright'.

  • Synopsis

    A play about rural Ireland of late marriage and large scale emigration, dominated by the new class of small landowners who had only got control of their land since 1903 when the Wyndham Act was passed. Bat Morrissey has bought his farm from money he earned in the States and has worked hard to drain the bog land and to try to make it viable. But his son Hugh is more interested in socialising and playing hurling. The generational conflict escalates to the point at which Hugh is beaten to death.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Máire Máire Ní Shíothcháin
Parthalán Ó Muirgheasa Pádraig Ó Seacháin
Aodh Seaghan Mac Caoilte
Seaghan Art Mac an Bháird
Domhnall Ó hAodhgartaigh Risteard Ó Murchadha

TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in Irish as

  • Title

    Oidhreacht

  • Year

    1931

  • Published By

    An Gúm

  • Address

    Foras na Gaeilge, 7 Cearnóg Mhuirfean
    Baile Átha Cliath 2
    Baile Átha Cliath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    1850 325 325 / 0845 309 8142 (TÉ)

  • Email

    eolas@forasnagaeilge.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Fuarthas an t-eolas seo ón gclár don chéad léiriú, ó Stair Dhrámaíocht na Gaeilge 1900-1970 le P Ó Siadhail agus ó A History of Irish Theatre, 1601-2000 le Christopher Morash.