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Red Turf

A play in one act


  • Drámadóir

    Rutherford Mayne 

  • Suíomh

    The action takes place in the bog lands in the West of Ireland, in the present day [1911].

  • Achoimre

    A one-act tragedy telling the story of a fatal feud between neighbouring Galway families over a piece of land. Martin Burke and wife Mary are outraged to find their ownership of a portion of bogland, which Mary brought it to her marriage as part of her dowry, disputed by neighbour Michael Flannigan. When it is found that the land must be divided between the parties, Mary goads Martin not to accept the decision. He declares bloody war between the families and in a fit of rage, rushes to avenge himself on his neighbour with a gun. Mary's attempts to stop him fail, and the play ends with the sound of a shot off stage.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna


  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Michael Flanagan (the elder) Ross Canmer
John Heffernan J.M. Harding
Michael Flanagan (the younger) Charles K. Ayre
Mary Burke Josephine Mayne
Martin Burke Joseph Campbell (2)

Scripteanna Foilsithe

  • Teideal

    Selected Plays: Rutherford Mayne (Irish Drama Selections 13)

  • Bliain


  • Foilsithe ag

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Seoladh

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    Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire SL9 8XA

  • Guthán

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  • Ríomhphost

  • Suíomh Idirlín

  • ISBN


Eolas Faoi Chearta

  • Críoch

    All Territories

  • Cinéal Cearta

    All Rights

  • Teagmháil

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Seoladh

    P. O. Box 6, Gerrards Cross
    SL9 8XA

  • Guthán

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Ríomhphost

Foinse Eolais

Information for this entry came from Margaret McHenry's 'The Ulster Theatre in Ireland', Wolfgang Zach's introduction to 'Selected Plays: Rutherford Mayne", and from the published playscript (1912 edition).