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The Dragon

A wonder play in three acts by Lady Gregory.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lady Gregory 

  • Setting

    A room in the King's house in the Burren.

  • Synopsis

    A fantastical tale based on legends and replete with curses, subterfuge and cures, in which a re-married King with an unhealthy appetite must find a husband for his daughter if she is to be saved from a dragon.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    9

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Taig Eric Gorman
The Nurse Maureen Delaney
Fintan - The Astrologer F J McCormick
The Dragon Sean Barlow
The King Barry Fitzgerald
Nanus - King of Sorcha Arthur Shields
The Dall Glic Peter Nolan
The Prince of the Marshes Hugh Nagle
The Gatekeeper Hubert Maguire
The Princess Nuala Eithne Magee
The Queen Mary Sheridan
Sibby Florence Marks
The Porter Stephen Casey(1)
Aunt of the Prince of the Marshes (1) Dymphna Daly
Aunt of the Prince of the Marshes (2) Esine Ward
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Stage Manager Arthur Shields

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Three Wonder Plays by Lady Gregory

  • Year

    1923

  • Published By

    Putnam, G.P.

  • Address

    London
    England

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Copyright Expired

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