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Encounter in the Wilderness


  • Playwright

    Hugh Carr 

  • Synopsis

    Peter Abelard (1079-1142) was a French philosopher, considered one of the greatest thinkers of the 12th century. He fell in love with his pupil Heloise, the niece and pride of Canon Fulbert. They became lovers, and were secretly married. An outraged Fulbert exacted revenge on Abelard by having him castrated. Abelard entered the Benedictine Order, Heloise became a nun. Ten years lapse before they meet again, and it is this period of their relationship that the play addresses.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Heloise Leslie Lalor
Abelard Patrick Bedford
Production Team  
Director Agnes Bernelle
Designer Robert Heade
Lighting Designer Se Merry Doyle
Sound Recording Paddy Scully
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Hugh Carr

  • Address

    3 Wheatfield
    Co. Wicklow
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    (01) 2764861

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.