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The Post Office

A play in Two Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    William Butler Yeats 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Rabindranath Tagore 

  • Author Notes

    A translation of Tagore's play originally written and produced in Bengali as Dakghar

  • Synopsis

    A frail Indian boy, Amal, is condemned to seclusion and inactivity through ill health. He makes a new world for himself, by his imagination and insatiable curiosity, and the passersby bring the outside world to him. When a new post office opens in the village, Amal believes the King will send him a letter.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    11

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Madhav Philip Guiry
Watchman H E Hutchinson
King's Physician Sean Connolly
Gaffer Michael Conniffe
Amal Lillian Jago
Doctor Charles Power
Dairyman Farrell Pelly
King's Herald T Barrett
Headman James Duffy
Boy Desmond Murphy
Boy Owen Clarke
Boy Horace Jennings
sudha Nell Stewart
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Screens by Edward Gordon Craig

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Post Office: A Play by Ranindranath Tagore and WB Yeats, re-published edition by Kessinger 2003

  • Year

    1914

  • Published By

    Kessinger Publishing Co.

  • Address

    Whitefish
    Montana
    USA

  • Website

    www.kessinger.net

  • RRP

    0766179508

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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.