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The Plot is Ready

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Austin Clarke 

  • Setting

    Cletty, by the River Boyne; November 3, 534.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    14

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    1943

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Performed on the Peacock Stage by the Dublin Verse-Speaking Society. Repeated by the Lyric Theatre Company at the Abbey Theatre in 1944.

Original Cast  
Muriadach Mac Erca Seamus Forde
Young Monk Liam Gannon
Abbot Cairnech Gerard Healy
Old Monk Frank Prenton Jones
Second Narrator Frank Prenton Jones
First Narrator George Green
Murna Patricia Clancy
Osna Eve Watkinson
Monk J McEntee
Crede Marjorie Williams
Brother Malachi Ruaidhri Roberts
Monk Daniel Connelly
Monk T.J. Nolan
Monk Arthur Mahon
Grave Digger E. Jacob
Grave Digger G. Sullivan
Fergus Richard O'Sullivan
Production Team  
Producer Ria Mooney
Set and Costume Designer Victor Brown

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Collected Plays by Austin Clarke

  • Year

    1963

  • Published By

    Dolmen Press

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

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