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Mount Prospect

A tragedy in three acts by Elizabeth Connor.


  • Playwright

    Elizabeth Connor 

  • Setting

    The entire action of the play takes place in the drawing-room of Mount Prospect in Bridgetown, from spring in one year, to the following spring, to autumn later that year.

  • Synopsis

    Connor's first play, adapted from her novel of the same name, reveals the character of a destructive widow who uses her husband's will to advance her own son over two children from her husband's first marriage.

  • Play Type

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Original Cast  
Mrs Kennefick Ria Mooney
Mr Horsham Michael J. Dolan
Mrs. Sullivan May Craig
Kit Cronin Eileen Crowe
Mary Bríd Ní Loinsigh (1)
Miss Chapp Gertrude Quinn
Ned Cronin F J McCormick
Peter Denis O'Dea
Mrs Clancy Christine Hayden
Rex Kennefick Charles Blair
Winnie Sullivan Kitty Thuillier
Annie Maura Lane
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Settings by Anne Yeats
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Cecil Ford
Carpenter J F Barlow


  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

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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 from the National Library.