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Sovereign Love

A Comedy in One Act


  • Drámadóir

    T.C. Murray 

  • Suíomh

    Rural County Cork

  • Nótaí

    A substantial reworking of Murray's first play 'The Wheel of Fortune'(listed separately),which premiered in Cork in 1909.

  • Achoimre

    The play centres on two families, The O’Donnells and the Kearneys, each eager to make marriage matches for their children with sound financial gain. Donal Kearney arranges for Andy Hyde, wealthy and returned from America, to marry his daughter, Ellen. But Hyde does not appear as arranged. Similarly, David O’Donnell’s intended does not appear. A match is made between the two young people. Just as the deal is done Hyde appears flashing his bankbook. Donal Kearney reneges on the arrangement with the O’Donnells and the two young lovers are left devastated.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna


  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Maurice O'Brien Philip Guiry
Katty Kearney Eithne Magee
Charles O'Donnell Sydney J Morgan
Donald Kearney J M Kerrigan
Tom Daly Michael Conniffe
Ellen Kearney Ann Coppinger
Mrs Hickey Helena Molony
David O'Donnell Charles Power
Andy Hyde Farrell Pelly
Foireann Léirithe  
Léirithe ag Lennox Robinson

Scripteanna Foilsithe

Scripteanna Neamhfhoilsithe

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Seoladh

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    Republic of Ireland

  • Guthán

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  • Críoch

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  • Teagmháil

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  • Seoladh

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  • Guthán

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  • Ríomhphost

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 synopsis was provided by Martin Munroe.