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Phaedra

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Derek Mahon 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Jean Racine 

  • Author Notes

    A translation of Racine's Phaedra.

  • Setting

    The action takes place at the summer palace at Troezene.

  • Synopsis

    Based on Euripides' 'Hippolytus' and the 'Phaedra of Seneca', Phaedra's main theme is the tragic misunderstanding between men and women. A wife falls violently in love with her unresponsive stepson while her husband and father fail to understand.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Aricia Siobhan Miley
Ismene Catherine Walsh
Oenone Ingrid Craigie
Panope Gertrude Montgomery
Phaedra Dearbhla Molloy
Hippolytus Stephen Kennedy
Theramenes Gerard McSorley
Theseus Michael Byrne (1)
Production Team  
Director John Crowley
Designer Giles Cadle
Lighting Designer Alan Burrett
Fight Director Michael Poynor
Music by Djivan Gasparyan
Production Manager Liam Pawley
Stage Director Val Keogh
Assistant Stage Manager Maria Heffernan
Sound Technician Michael Wright
Set Construction Scott Fleary Ltd.
Wardrobe Supervisor Joy Gleeson
Costume Construction Jacqueline Kobler
Costume Construction Janet O'Leary
Lighting Technician Gerard Clements
Photography Colm Henry
Voice Coach Julia Wilson Dickson
Company Director Michael Colgan (1)
Company Deputy Director Marie Rooney
Company Deputy Director Anne Clarke

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  • Rights Type

    Amateur

  • Contact

    The Gallery Press

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    Republic of Ireland

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    gallery@indigo.ie

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer. Additional information was supplied by a member of the Gate Theatre.