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The Player Queen

A play in two scenes by W B Yeats

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    William Butler Yeats 

  • Setting

    An open place in a town, before dawn. The Throne-room in the Queen's palace.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    12

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    Principal cast is as above with doubling on two of the named male roles. There are also Citizens (4 etc), Countrymen (3 etc) and Players (5 etc) with some doubling in the programme.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Old Beggar Michael J. Dolan
Nona May Craig
Prime Minister Eric Gorman
Old Woman Maureen Delaney
Tapster F J McCormick
Decima Christine Hayden
First Old Man Barry Fitzgerald
Second Old Man Philip Guiry
Stage Manager Philip Guiry
Septimus Arthur Shields
Third Old Man R C Murray
Bishop Peter Nolan
Happy Tom Peter Nolan
Peter of the Purple Pelican Tony Quinn (1)
Big Countryman Ambrose Power
Queen Shena Tyrconnell
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Painting by Sean Barlow
Design Lennox Robinson

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Collected Plays of W.B. Yeats

  • Year

    1960

  • Published By

    Macmillan and Co.

  • Address

    London
    England

  • ISBN

    978-0684857237

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Copyright Expired

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