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Bairbre Ruadh

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Pádraic Ó Conaire 

  • Setting

    Teach feirme cois farraige i gConnachta.

  • Notes

    Fuarthas an t-eolas faoin bhfoireann ón leabhar 'An Béaslaíoch' le Ó Siadhail.

  • Synopsis

    Máirtín is the eldest son in the family, he takes over his family farm and home when his father dies. He looks after his two sisters, Cáit and Bairbre and works hard to clear his father's debts. When he arranges for his sister Bairbre to marry An Brúnach Mór she runs away with Cuimín. Máirtín turns to drink and sets out to ruin all the progress he has made over the years.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    May 1913

  • Producer

    Produced by Na Cluicheoirí

  • Original Venue

    Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Is cosúil gur stáitsíodh an dráma seo i Londain (cf.D Ó Súilleabháin 'Scéal an Oireachtais 1897-1924' BÁC 1984)sular léiríodh in Éirinn é. Ba ag an Oireachtas sa Rotunda, mí Lúnasa 1908 a rinneadh an chéad léiriú in Éirinn.

Original Cast  
Ball den Fhoireann Celia Salkeld
Ball den Fhoireann Máire Ní Shíothcháin
Ball den Fhoireann Seaghan Mac Caoilte
Ball den Fhoireann Tomás Mac Domhnaill

TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in Irish as

  • Title

    Bairbre Rua agus Drámaí Eile

  • Year

    1989

  • Published By

    Cló Iar-Chonnachta

  • Address

    Cló Iar-Chonnachta
    Indreabhán, Conamara
    Co na Gaillimhe
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    353 91 593 307

  • Website

    www.cic.ie

  • ISBN

    ISBN 1 900693 75 5

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Copyright Expired

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Fuarthas an t-eolas seo ó Stair Dhrámaíocht na Gaeilge 1900-1970 le P Ó Siadhail agus ón leabhar 'Bairbre Rua agus Drámaí Eile' le Ó Siadhail.