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MASTER ADAMS

A Play in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Patricia O'Connor 

  • Setting

    Master Adams's house in the village of Ballybag, Northern Ireland, in the late summer of 1947.

  • Synopsis

    Master Adams has been the stern but respected village schoolmaster for forty years. Now, on the occasion of his retirement, he is glum and despondent. Feeling he has been a failure in his profession, but not knowing by what criterion he would judge success, he grows taciturn and short with his family. Wife Susan, youngest daughter Stella and her hopeful suitor John Martin, Adam's succesor at the school, fail to lift his spirits, and these plummet further when Stella is seriously injured on a climbing trip. Then, just as it appears that Stella will never recover, the possibility of a cure presents itself, and for both father and daughter there is hope for the future.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Susan Adams Elizabeth Begley
Dr. Davidson Harold Goldblatt
Master Adams R.H. MacCandless
Stella Adams Noelle Middleton
John Martin Maurice O'Callaghan
Dr. Holroyd Joseph Tomelty
James Shaw John F. Tyrone
John the Post James Young
Production Team  
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
General Manager Joseph Tomelty
Production by R.H. MacCandless
Chief Electrician Dan O'Connell (1)
Records and Reproduction W. Erskine Mayne

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Master Adams

  • Year

    1949

  • Published By

    H.R. Carter Publications Ltd.

  • Address

    2 Marcus Ward Street
    Belfast
    Antrim
    Northern Ireland

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the published script, from the original production programme from the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.