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A Disciple

A Comedy in One Act


  • Playwright

    Teresa Deevy 

  • Setting

    Post-revolutionary Ireland

  • Notes

    First performed as 'A Disciple', the play was published under this title in 'The Dublin Magazine' (Volume XII:1)in 1937. It was later republished in 1947 in a collection of Deevy's one-act play's under the title 'In Search of Valour', and has also been performed and published as 'The Enthusiast'.

  • Synopsis

    Longing to escape her dull and restricted life, the young domestic servant Ellie takes inspiration from Shakespeare's 'Corialanus' and sets out to find herself a hero...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Mrs Maher May Craig
Mrs Glitteron Eileen Crowe
Stacia Claremorris Maureen Delaney
Jack the Scalp Denis O'Dea
Mr Glitteron Barry Fitzgerald
A Detective P.J. Carolan
Ellie Irwin Kate Curling
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The King of Spain's daughter, and other one-act plays/by Teresa Deevy

  • Year


  • Published By

    New Frontiers Press

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Jacqueline Deevy

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.