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Fand

A Play in Verse, in Two Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Wilfrid Scawen Blunt 

  • Synopsis

    The play opens with Cuchulain in a slumber from which his wife Emer is unable to wake him. The Fand, the fairy goddess, appears and falls in love with Cuchulain, who reciprocates. Emer realises that Cuchulain no longer favours her while Fand's husband, the Storm God, then appears to reclaim his wife. On her departure she leaves Cuchulain a magical cloak as a token of her love for him.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Cuchulain Frank Fay
Fand Máire O'Neill (1)
Conchobar Arthur Sinclair
Laeg J M Kerrigan
Lugaid J A O'Rourke
Emer Sara Allgood
Eithne Maire Ní Gharbhaigh
Attendant Brigid O'Dempsey
Attendant Annie Allgood
Laeghaire Ernest Vaughan
Production Team  
Music by Arthur Darley
Produced by Iden Payne

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Fand Of The Fair Cheek: A Three-Act Tragedy in Rhymed Verse

  • Year

    1904

  • Published By

    Publisher not found

  • Address

    England

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 and a biographical note on Blunt from Encyclopedia Britanica.