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The Rising of the Moon

A Play in One Act


  • Drámadóir

    Lady Gregory 

  • Suíomh

    The side of a quay in a port town.

  • Achoimre

    Three policemen post a £100 reward notice for the capture of a criminal. One stays on guard as the other two continue on their way. Some time later, a ballad singer arrives and is questioned. He sees the notice about the criminal and tells the policeman that the man they are looking for has killed several officers. The policeman, stricken with fear, announces that the search would require a substantial part of the force and that married men should not be called on because of the danger involved. He persuades the ballad singer to remain with him on his watch. The ballad singer turns out to be the very man they are trying to apprehend, but he is unwittingly allowed to escape.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna


  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Policeman Z Arthur Sinclair
Policeman B J M Kerrigan
Policeman X J A O'Rourke
Ballad Singer W.G. Fay

Scripteanna Foilsithe

Eolas Faoi Chearta

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.