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Blight (The tragedy of Dublin)

A play in three acts by A & O


  • Drámadóir

    Oliver St John Gogarty  Joseph O'Connor (3) 

  • Nótaí Faoin Údar

    Originally produced under the pseudonyms 'A and O' and also 'Alpha and Omega'
  • Suíomh

    The present. A room in a tenement house in Dublin. A board room.

  • Nótaí

    A note in the programme: "(Apropos of the Dublin Tenements) Of the 25,822 families inhabiting the tenement houses, 78%, or 21,000 families, consisting of about 90,000 persons, occupy each only one room. No description can adequately convey to the mind the extreme wretchedness of such homes as these, where there can be no effectual separation of the sexes, where the parents, the adolescent, and the child must live, sleep, dress, cook, eat, wash body and clothes, read and study in one apartment. - The Evening Herald, November 3rd."

  • Achoimre

    A look at the lives of people living in the then contemporary slums and tenements of inner city Dublin, and the insufficient efforts made to enforce better standards of sanitation and housing.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna

    Dráma Fada

  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Jimmy Micheál Mac Liammóir
Medical Davy Clement Carrick
Mr Bannerman Maurice Esmonde
Mr Tumulty Louis O'Connor
Mr Tisdall-Townley Fred Harford
Stanislaus Tully Fred O'Donovan (1)
Lily Irene Kelly
Mr McWhirter Hubert Maguire
Mrs Maxwell-Knox Margaret Nicholls
Larrisey P J McDonnell
George Foley Brian Herbert
Mr Morphy Peter Nolan
Medical Dick Arthur Shields
A Labourer Barry Fitzgerald
Mrs Larrisey Maureen Delaney
Mr Norris-Coote Eric Gorman
Mrs Mary Foley May Craig
Charwoman Dorothy Lynd
Foireann Léirithe  
Léirithe ag Fred O'Donovan (1)
Bainisteoir Stáitse Arthur Shields

Scripteanna Foilsithe

  • Teideal

    The Poems and Plays of Oliver St John Gogarty

  • Bliain


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  • Teideal

    Blight, The Tragedy of Dublin: An Exposition in Three Acts

  • Bliain


  • Foilsithe ag

    Talbot Press

  • Seoladh

    Republic of Ireland

Eolas Faoi Chearta

  • Críoch

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  • Teagmháil

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

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Foinse Eolais

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. The identification of the psyeudonymous authors is from 'The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure' by Robert Welch.