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John Donne

The Drama of a Poet's Life

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Christine Longford 

  • Setting

    Mitcham, near London, 1608; Drury House, London, a few years later; The Deanery of St Paul's, some years later.

  • Synopsis

    A dramatisation of the life of Jacobean metaphysical poet John Donne.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
John Donne Christopher Casson
Magdalen Herbert Cathleen Delany
Sir Henry Wooton Maurice O'Brien
Dr. Morton Dan O'Connell(2)
Lucy Eve Watkinson
Anne Donne Nora O'Mahony
Betty Sheila O'Reilly
Sir John Harrington Kenneth McDonald
Production Team  
Settings by Kay Casson
Costume Designer Lord Longford
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Alice Brough
Musician Anthony Hughes
Produced by John Izon

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Lady Boyd

  • Address

    Ince Castle
    Saltash
    Cornwall
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)1752 842 672

  • Email

    boydince@aol.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.