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The Field

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John B. Keane 

  • Setting

    Set in the village of Carraigthomond, in the southwest of Ireland. Time, the present(1965).

  • Synopsis

    The widow Maggie Butler decides to sell the field that her neighbour, the Bull McCabe, has been renting annually. Bull holds the village of Carraigthomond in fear of him and is none too pleased when he hears the news. He considers the Field his by right and has no intention of paying the value of the property. He looks set to get his way until the Englishman, William Dee, turns up and appears willing to offer a higher price.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    10

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
His Lordship the Bishop Barry Cassin
Maimie Flanagan Ronnie Masterson
'The Bull' McCabe Ray McAnally
Mick Flanagan Arthur O'Sullivan (2)
Tadhg Bob Carlile
Sergeant Tom Leahy Gerry Sullivan
Father Murphy Liam Sweeney
Leamy Flanagan Tony Hayes
Dandy McCabe Seamus Healy
'The Bird' O'Donnell Eamon Keane
William Dee Jim Mooney
Widow Maggie Butler Anne Murray
Mrs. McCabe Marjorie Hogan
Production Team  
Director Barry Cassin
Set Designer Noel McMahon
Stage Director Ruth O'Mara
Stage Manager Veronica Murray
Assistant Stage Manager Olivia Shanley
Set Painter Brian Collins
Company Artistic Director Phyllis Ryan

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Professional

  • Contact

    Mercier Press

  • Address

    Unit 3B, Oak House
    Bessboro Road, Blackrock
    Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)21 4614700

  • Email

    info@mercierpress.ie

  • Website

    www.mercierpress.ie

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Amateur

  • Contact

    Drama League of Ireland

  • Address

    Mill Theatre
    Dundrum Town Centre
    Dundrum, Dublin 16
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 2969343

  • Email

    dli@eircom.net

  • Website

    www.dli.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript.