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The School for Wives

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Derek Mahon 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Molière 

  • Author Notes

    An adaptation of Molière's original play.

  • Synopsis

    Arnolphe has got it all worked out. He reckons that wives are unfaithful to their husbands because they are too well-versed in the ways of the world. He chooses a young girl, Agnes, and tries to grow himself a wife.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    21 September 1989

  • Production Notes

    Produced by The Arts Theatre Belfast.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    The John Player Theatre

Original Cast  
Production Team  
Director Nick Philippou
Designer Lez Brotherston
Production Manager Michael Poynor

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry taken from the 1989 Dublin Theatre Festival programme and from Theatre Ireland, issue 20.