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A Play in One Act, by Paul V. Carroll


  • Playwright

    Paul Vincent Carroll 

  • Setting

    The action of the Play passes in the Entrance Hall of a Dublin City Library, in the vicinity of St. Stephen's Green. The time is Easter Monday morning, 1916.

  • Synopsis

    Carroll's satire has a charlady in a Dublin library being bantered with by the statues of the great dead leaders and patriots of Ireland. It transpires that her son Owen has been convinced to join the 1916 Rising by the examples of the 'Coggerers' he admires who are already immortalised in stone.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Eamonn O'Curry Eric Gorman
Parnell Fred Johnson
Mrs. Galgoogley Josephine Fitzgerald
John Mitchel W. O'Gorman
Wolfe Tone Frank Carney
Lord Edward Fitzgerald P.H. Considine
Robert Emmet W. Redmond
Owen W.T. O'Connor
Production Team  
Settings by Tanya Moiseiwitsch
Musical Director F.M. May
Produced by Hugh Hunt
Assistant Producer Arthur Shields

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The White Steed and Coggerers by Paul Vincent Carroll

  • Year


  • Published By

    Random House

  • Address

    New York

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Helena Carroll

  • Address

    Apt No 480 The Whitby Apartments
    325 West 45th Street
    New York

  • Phone

    001 212 246 0430 ext 418

Source Of Information

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