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The Kiss

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Austin Clarke 

  • Setting

    A wood near Clonsilla

  • Synopsis

    Pierrot's kiss transforms Uirgeal from an ugly crone into a beautiful young girl. But the fairy world wants to reclaim her.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    12 May 1942

  • Producer

    Produced by Dublin Verse-Speaking Society

  • Original Venue

    Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Venue Notes

    Performed on the Abbey's Peacock stage.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The premiere was a production by the Dublin Verse-Speaking Society. The play was repeated by the Lyric Theatre Company at the Abbey in June 1944, with Cyril Cusack as Pierrot.

Original Cast  
Uirgeal Maureen Kiely
Pierrot Robert Mooney
Production Team  
Set Designer Victor Brown
Producer Ria Mooney

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Collected Plays by Austin Clarke

  • Year

    1963

  • Published By

    Dolmen Press

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

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