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An Stoirm


  • Playwright

    Aodh Mac Dhubháin 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Alexander Ostrovsky 

  • Author Notes

    Aistrithe ó 'The Storm'(1859)

  • Setting

    An Rúis (1856)

  • Synopsis

    The Storm offers a vivid picture of the savagery, intolerance and primitivism of mid-nineteenth century Russia. The play shows a world in which merchants abuse workers, social progress is spat upon and religion is a reactionary force. In such circumstances, the heroine, Katerina, has little hope. Saddled with a weak husband and a tyrannical mother-in-law, she falls helplessly in love with a rich merchant's nephew. Her guilt forces her to reveal the brief affair with fatal consequences.

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Original Cast  
Cuiliogan Cyril Cusack
Seanbhean Ria Mooney
Aindrias Kuidriais Brian O'Higgins
Caitríona Bríd Ní Loinsigh (1)
Pol Diokaoi Gearóid Ó Lochlainn
Bairbre Máirín Ní Shúilleabháin
Boris Diokaoi Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin
Olga Ide Ní Fhlaithimh
Tiochon Kabanova Donnchadha Ó Deaghaidh
Mdm. Kabanova Caitlín Ní Chatháin
Seapcin Liam Ó Ceallaigh
Máire Áine Ní Riain
Seán Nicolas Ó Cinnéide
Pol Conchubhar Ó Súilleabháin
Marta Máirín Ní Éaluighthe
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Set Designer Michael Clarke (2)


  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

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