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The School for Wives

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lord Longford 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Molière 

  • Setting

    The scene is a square in a town outside a house.

  • Synopsis

    Molière's classic comic farce concerns a man called Arnolphe who thinks he's got it all worked out. He reckons that wives are unfaithful to their husbands because they are too well-versed in the ways of the world. He chooses a young girl, Agnes, and tries to grow himself a wife.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
A Notary Alpho O'Reilly
Horace Aiden Grennell
Chrysaldus Christopher Casson
Alan Milo O'Shea
Agnes Iris Lawler
Orontes Charles Mitchel
Arnolphe Maurice O'Brien
Georgette Gervaise Mathews
Henry John Welsh
Production Team  
Settings by Kay Casson
Costumes Lord Longford
Musician Cathleen Rogers
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Daphne Garratt
Produced by John Izon

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The School for Wives

  • Year

    1948

  • Published By

    Hodges, Figgis & Co.

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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