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When the Dawn is Come

A Tragedy in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Thomas MacDonagh 

  • Setting

    50 years hence in Ireland at the time of the insurrection.
    Council Chamber of the Irish Army
    The action passes in one evening.

  • Synopsis

    An imagined evening of the "Council of Ireland", which comprises seven captains of the Irish insurgent army. Thurlough MacKeran, the Irish general, hatches a daring plot to defeat the opposing army, however he keeps his plans to himself rather than trust his captains.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    11

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Patrick Ryan Udolphus Wright
Father John Joyce Eric Gorman
Rory MacMahon Ambrose Power
Alexander Walker Fred O'Donovan (1)
Sheela O'Hara Máire O'Neill (1)
Reamonn O'Sullivan Arthur Sinclair
Hugh MacOscar Sydney J Morgan
Thurlough MacKieran J M Kerrigan
Connor O'Gatry J A O'Rourke
Ita MacOscar Sara Allgood
Irish Soldier as Guard G. Fitzgerald
Mac Eamonn J.H. Dunne
Irish Soldier as Guard Maurice McCall

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    When the Dawn is Come by Thomas MacDonagh

  • Year

    1908

  • Published By

    Maunsel

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Title

    Four Rebel Plays/ Edited and Introduced by James Moran

  • Year

    2007

  • Published By

    Publisher not found

  • Address

    England

  • ISBN

    9780716528531

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Copyright Expired

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time. Published script available in The National Library.