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Purgatory

A Play in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    William Butler Yeats 

  • Synopsis

    Set in the ruins of a great house, this is a harrowing tale in which an old man kills his son in order to tyr to end a cycle of violence and violation.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Old Man Michael J. Dolan
Boy Liam Redmond
Production Team  
Settings by Anne Yeats
Production by Hugh Hunt

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    A.P. Watt Ltd.

  • Address

    20 John Street
    London WC1N 2DR
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7405 6774

  • Email

    apw@apwatt.co.uk

  • Website

    www.apwatt.co.uk

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.