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Shem the Penman

A celebration of the life and works of James Joyce.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Paddy Scully 

  • Synopsis

    Late in the night, the half-blind and ageing Shem or Jem or Seamus or James or whateveryoucallim is valiantly trying to give the kiss of life to his latest offspring 'Finnegans Wake'. A little the worse for wear from too much of the hard stuff, he is bolstered by the phantoms of the past.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    August 1983

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the Belfast Theatre Company.

  • Producer

    Produced by Belfast Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed on the Edinburgh Fringe in 1983.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The Irish premiere took place at the Lyric Players Theatre, Belfast, on May 7th, 1984.

Original Cast  
Performer Paddy Scully

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Belfast Theatre Company

  • Address

    Canada

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Belfast Theatre Company

  • Address

    Canada

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the original promotional flyer.