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The Would-Be Gentleman

An Entertainment in Two Acts, by Molière, Translated and adapted by Lady Gregory.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lady Gregory 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Molière 

  • Setting

    Mr. Jordain's house.

  • Synopsis

    Molière's comedy concerns Mr. Jordain, a rich man without much sense, who wishes to rise up the social ladder at all costs. He's taken advantage of by impoverished aristocrats who want him to restore their own failing fortunes.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    17

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Dancers Patricia Martin
Dorante Michael J. Dolan
Dorimene May Craig
Nicola Eileen Crowe
Philosophy Master F J McCormick
Mr. Jordain Barry Fitzgerald
Cleonte Arthur Shields
Coviel Tony Quinn (1)
Musicians John Stephenson (1)
Lucile Shelah Richards
Master-Tailor Gabriel J. Fallon
Music Master P.J. Carolan
Mrs. Jordain Maureen Delany
Dancing Master Michael Scott (1)
Footmen T. Moran
Musicians Walter Dillon
Musicians G. Green
Fencing Master J. Breen
Journeyman Tailor G.M. Hayes
Dancers F. Hodgskinson
Dancers J. Symington
Footmen J. Finn
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Assistant Producer Arthur Shields
Stage Manager F J McCormick

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Three Last Plays by Lady Gregory

  • Year

    1928

  • Published By

    Putnam, G.P.

  • Address

    London
    England

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P. O. Box 6, Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire
    SL9 8XA
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Email

    cs@colinsmythe.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION