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Teresa of Avila


  • Playwright

    Hugh Ross Williamson 

  • Synopsis

    The story of the mystical spanish saint, Teresa of Avila. The play chronicles the setting up of the first Carmelite Reformed convent, the saint's vow of obedience to her confessor, Father Gracian, the establishment of the convent at Seville, the onslaught of the Observance section, the trumped uou scandal involving Father Gracian, Teresa's petition to the King and the re-establishment of the Reformed convents. It ends with her last vision, shortly before her death.

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    11 September 1961

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    3Olympia Theatre

Original Cast  
Father Gracian Richard Pasco
Teresa of Avila Sybil Thorndike
Father General Lewis Casson
Carmelite Nun Rachel Kempson
King Philip II Ernest Milton
Carmelite Nun Veronica Turleigh
Carmelite Nun Betty Hardy
Production Team  
Director Norman Marshall

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Source Of Information

The source for this entry is contemporary press cuttings.