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The End of the Beginning

A Comedy in One Act, by Sean O'Casey

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Sean O'Casey 

  • Setting

    The Berrill's Kitchen.

  • Synopsis

    Darry Berrill bets his wife he can do her household and farmyard chores better and faster than she can do his work in the fields. Darry's already disposed to being distracted, as he's currently determined to get fit by using a calisthenics record. To add to his procrastination tendencies, his ne'er-do-well partner-in-crime, Barry, comes to visit and they have a sing-song, before getting down to the serious business of crockery endangerment.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Lizzie Berrill Maureen Delaney
Barry Derrill F J McCormick
Darry Berrill P.J. Carolan
Production Team  
Musical Director F.M. May
Produced by Arthur Shields

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Five Irish Plays by Sean O'Casey

  • Year

    1935

  • Published By

    Macmillan and Co.

  • Address

    London
    England

  • Title

    Five One-Act Plays by Sean O'Casey

  • Year

    1990

  • Published By

    Gill and Macmillan

  • Address

    Hume Avenue
    Park West
    Dublin 12
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 5009555

  • Email

    info@gillmacmillan.ie

  • Website

    www.gillmacmillan.ie

  • ISBN

    0717117766

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Estate of Sean O'Casey: Macnaughton Lord Representation

  • Address

    44 South Molton Street
    London W1K 5RT
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7499 1411

  • Email

    info@mlrep.com

  • Website

    www.mlrep.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from press cuttings of the time.