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Meadowsweet

A comedy in one act by Seamus O'Kelly

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Seumus O'Kelly 

  • Setting

    Outside Monahan's farmhouse.

  • Synopsis

    In this comedy of errors, a farmer gets land by compulsory purchase and tries to put one over on his neighbour but ends up having some of his own land compulsorily bought to house a labourer from his neighbour's farm. All the while, the poor labourer falls in love with a girl but she can't love him while he has no home of his own. WHen he eventually gets one he has changed his mind about the girl, until he sees the error of his ways and he falls back in love with her.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Maria Dempsey Maureen Delaney
Johnny Claffey Arthur Shields
Kevin Monahan Peter Nolan
Luke Tierney Hubert Maguire
Production Team  
Produced by Arthur Shields
Stage Manager Arthur Shields

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Meadowsweet

  • Year

    1925

  • Published By

    Talbot Press

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Copyright Expired

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.