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An Chomhairle Ealaíon Playography In English


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The Old Man

A play in Two Acts, by Dorothy Macardle


  • Drámadóir

    Dorothy Macardle 

  • Suíomh

    Dublin - the Parlour of a house on Wood Quay. Time: the night of May 26th-27th, 1848.

  • Nótaí

    According to Cathy Leeney (' Irish Women Playwrights, 1900-1939': Peter Lang, 2010), the original manuscript for 'The Old Man' has never been found. The same is true of many of Macardle's plays, possibly, as Leeney suggests, because her personal papers were destroyed by her younger brother after her death in 1958.

  • Achoimre

    A two-act play set on the eve of the deportation of Young Irelander and failed rebel leader John Mitchel to to Australia. When three firebrand youths attempt to stage a last minute rescue and spark another insurrection, the elderly grandfather of one of them, himself a former idealist and a veteran of Robert Emmet's disastrous rising in 1803, attempts to use his widom and experience to reason them out of it. The play draws attention to the inevitable conflict of idealism and pragmatism at the heart of the Irish nationalist movement.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna

    Dráma Fada

  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
M'Crae Udolphus Wright
Joe Desmond Finn
John Walter Dillon
William Scully T. Moran
McGuire P.J. Carolan
Pauline Sheridan Betty Chancellor
Robert Emmet Sheridan Tony Quinn (1)
Hugh Peter Nolan
Nick Arthur Shields
Cornelius Sheridan Barry Fitzgerald
Francis Meaghar F J McCormick
David Eric Gorman
Tom Michael J. Dolan
Michael M.J. Scott
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir Ceoil Dr. J.F. Larchet
Léirithe ag Michael J. Dolan
Bainisteoir Stáitse F J McCormick

Scripteanna Neamhfhoilsithe

Eolas Faoi Chearta

  • Gan Aimsiú

Foinse Eolais