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An Chomhairle Ealaíon Playography In English


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Peer Gynt


  • Drámadóir

    Declan Burke-Kennedy 

  • Athchóirithe/ Aistrithe ó

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Nótaí Faoin Údar

    Adapted from Ibsen's original.
  • Achoimre

    Peer Gynt is a young man who has great potential as an artist but who is constantly at war with his physical desires. Despite his quest for absolute purity he repeatedly falls for the fleshy temptations of compromise, as he swaggers and seduces his way from the fjords of Norway to the deserts of Africa and back. Along the way he has a number of trials and adventures: he meets a young woman and they fall in love; he helps a bride escape from her wedding; he considers joining the Trolls; he becomes a successful businessman, loses it all, pretends to be an Arab prophet, and winds up in a lunatic asylum. Finally, he returns home to confront a creature called the Shadow, who has always been watching him and trying to teach him what it is to be human. It is the Shadow who forces Peer to consider returning to the woman he fell in love with so much earlier in the story, and pursue a career as an artist.

  • Cinéal Dráma


    Líon na Míreanna

    Dráma Fada

  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

  • Dáta an Chéad Léirithe

    07 October 1984

  • Leiriú

    Produced by Cork Theatre Company

  • Ionad an Chéad Léirithe

    The Everyman

  • Nótaí faoin Ionad

    First performed at the Father Matthew Hall, Dublin as part of a nationwide tour, before opening at the Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork on October 22nd, 1984.

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Performer Melody McNamara
Performer Kay Ray Malone
Performer Maurice Sheehan
Performer Guy Carleton
Performer Dan Mullane
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
Dearthóir Patrick Murray

Scripteanna Neamhfhoilsithe

  • Contact

    Declan Burke Kennedy

  • Seoladh

    Co. Tipperary
    Republic of Ireland

Eolas Faoi Chearta

  • Críoch

    All Territories

  • Cinéal Cearta

    Adaptation rights

  • Teagmháil

    Declan Burke Kennedy

  • Seoladh

    Co. Tipperary
    Republic of Ireland

Foinse Eolais

The information for this entry was supplied by a member of Cork Theatre Company.