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The White Feather

A Play in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    R.J. Ray 

  • Setting

    1st Act: Interior of a pub.

    2nd Act: Dillon's house.

    3rd Act: A prison cell.

  • Synopsis

    The play centres on Michael Dillon, whose false testimony at a murder trial led to an innocent man being sent to jail. By the end of the play, however, it is Dillon himself who is revealed to be the murderer.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Governor of County Gaol Eric Gorman
Warder A Fred O'Donovan (1)
Mrs Margaret Dillon Eileen O'Doherty
Mrs Brady Máire O'Neill (1)
Michael John Dillon Arthur Sinclair
William Pat McCarthy Sydney J Morgan
James Cassidy J M Kerrigan
Martin Kearney J A O'Rourke
Sergeant Barton G. Fitzgerald
Warder B A.J. Goulden

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

    info@nli.ie

  • Website

    www.nli.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson.