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Behind the Green Curtains

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Sean O'Casey 

  • Setting

    The fictional Irish village of Ballybequiet.

  • Synopsis

    A morality play which dramatizes a fight for the hearts and minds of Reena and Chatastray, between Beoman, a factory foreman, and Kornavaun, a church "strong man" who represents the repression of religion, the state and the capitalist class.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    22 July 1975

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The play's world premiere was a student performance at the University of Rochester in December 1962.

Original Cast  
Performer Ruth Hegarty
Performer Martina Stanley
Performer Seán Ó Briain
Performer Stephen Brennan (2)
Performer Arthur O'Sullivan (1)
Performer Eamonn O'Dwyer
Production Team  
Director Frank Murphy (1)
Set Designer Ruairí Ó Broin

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Three Plays: Behind the Green Curtains, Figuro in the Night, The Moon Shines on Kylenamoe

  • Year

    1961

  • Published By

    Macmillan and Co.

  • Address

    London
    England

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Estate of Sean O'Casey: Macnaughton Lord Representation

  • Address

    44 South Molton Street
    London W1K 5RT
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7499 1411

  • Email

    info@mlrep.com

  • Website

    www.mlrep.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION