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THE GOLDEN HELMET

A Heroic Farce

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    William Butler Yeats 

  • Notes

    This play was later rewritten in Ballad Metre by Yeats and presented under the title The Green Helmet, at the Abbey Theatre on the 10th February 1910.

  • Synopsis

    A bitter argument arises between a band warriors over ownership of a golden helmet. Cuchulain offers his life for the helmet and is thus ultimately deemed most worthy of it.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    12

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Emer Sara Allgood
Scullions, Horseboys, Blackmen T J Fox
Scullions, Horseboys, Blackmen Stuart Hamilton
Scullions, Horseboys, Blackmen P Kearney
Cuchulain J M Kerrigan
Laeg Sydney J Morgan
Leagerie's Wife Eileen O'Doherty
Laeghaire Fred O'Donovan (1)
Scullions, Horseboys, Blackmen T O'Neill
Conal's Wife Máire O'Neill (1)
Scullions, Horseboys, Blackmen J A O'Rourke
Red Man Ambrose Power
Scullions, Horseboys, Blackmen D. Robinson
Conal Arthur Sinclair
Scullions, Horseboys, Blackmen Udolphus Wright
Production Team  

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

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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.