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The Unicorn from The Stars

A Play in Three Acts


  • Playwright

    William Butler Yeats  Lady Gregory 

  • Synopsis

    A youth has visions which eventually bring him into conflict with the Crown. He goes into a trance and experiences heavenly visions until two policemen arrive to arrest him. A clash ensues and the youth is shot and killed.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Martin Hearne Frank Fay
Biddy Lally Máire O'Neill (1)
Thomas Hearne Arthur Sinclair
Paudeen J M Kerrigan
Andrew Hearne J A O'Rourke
Johnny Bacach W.G. Fay
Nanny Brigid O'Dempsey
Father John Ernest Vaughan

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The Collected Plays of W.B. Yeats

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  • Published By

    Macmillan and Co.

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Rights Information

  • Copyright Expired

Source Of Information

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