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Fohnam, the Sculptor

A Play in a Prelude and Three Acts, by Daniel Corkery


  • Playwright

    Daniel Corkery 

  • Setting

    Period of play - any time - anywhere. Prelude. Scene - The King's Palace. Three years later. Late after.

  • Synopsis

    Fohnam is a successful sculptor who retires to a cottage in the woods to re-connect with his art. He again succeeds in creating the things that truly express his soul to the world, but the price he pays for this greatly outweighs the beauty he has conjured.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Soldiers, Servants, Attendants Etc.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Eeving Phyllis Ryan
Second Woman Brid Lynch
Fanla Michael J. Dolan
Alova Eileen Crowe
Findmor Eithne Dunne
Second Sailor John MacDarby
Fohnam Fred Johnson
Cormac Gerard Healy
Cunnud W. O'Gorman
First Woman Patricia Clancy
Tethra F J McCormick
Ivor Austin Meldon
Dectora Cathleen Fawsitt
Second Guard Michael Clarke (1)
Delbay Robert Mooney
Lewy Frank Biggar
Keltar Victor Boyd
First Sailor Sean Colleary
First Guard Valentine Iremonger
Production Team  
Settings by Anne Yeats
Music by F.M. May
Produced by Frank Dermody

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Fohnam the Sculptor

  • Year


  • Published By

    Proscenium Press

  • Address

    Newark, Delaware

  • ISBN


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Source Of Information

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