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The Voice of Shem


  • Playwright

    Mary Manning (1) 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    James Joyce

  • Synopsis

    An adaptation of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    25 April 1955

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the Poets' Theatre, Cambridge
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered at the Poets' Theatre, Cambridge.

Original Cast  
Various Characters Edward Thommen
Various Characters Grace Tuttle
Various Characters Joanna Hutchins
Various Characters Patricia Guest
Various Characters Kitty Beer
Various Characters Jay Schucter
Various Characters Henry Fitzpatrick
Various Characters Jack Rogers
Anna Livia Plurabelle Sarah Braveman
Shaun Ed Chamberlain
Shem Tom Clancy
Earwicker Ken Donahue
Finnegan Joseph Mitchell
Various Characters Lisa Rosenfarb
Production Team  
Director Edward Thommen
Choreographer Nora White Shattuck
Composer Roger Graef
Musician Roger Graef

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript and other printed material.