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Island Protected by a Bridge of Glass

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Garry Hynes 

  • Synopsis

    Island Protected by a Bridge of Glass is a fantasy of sixteenth-century Irish history with the historical character Graineuaile as its central character. The sixteenth century saw the erosion of the old Irish order - in 1530 Ireland was, in the main, Irish, but by the battle of Kinsale in 1601 English rule and influence dominated the country. The play focuses on Graineuaile's obsession with the brooding royal presence of Elizabeth I.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Various Characters Rebecca Bartlett
Various Characters Ray McBride
Various Characters Sean McGinley
Various Characters Maeliosa Stafford
Various Characters Marie Mullen
Various Characters Paul O'Neill (2)
Various Characters Peter Lawson
Various Characters Mike Williams
Production Team  
Director Garry Hynes
Lighting Maeliosa Stafford
Lighting Padraic Boran
Costumes Anne Lawson (1)
Choreographer Ray McBride
Music by De Danann
Mask Design Ted Turton
Props Master Paul O'Neill (2)
Set Construction Sean McGinley
Set Construction Maeliosa Stafford
Set Construction Peter Lawson
Poster Designer Ted Turton

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Druid

  • Address

    Flood Street
    Galway
    Co. Galway
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)91 568 660

  • Email

    info@druid.ie

  • Website

    www.druid.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and other material held in the Druid Archives at the National University of Ireland, Galway.