1860s Plays: 1860 Plays, 1861 Plays, 1862 Plays, 1864 Plays, 1865 Plays, 1867 Plays, 1868 Plays, 1869 Plays, Peer Gynt, Brand
General Books, 2010 - 88 pages
This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 1860 Plays, 1861 Plays, 1862 Plays, 1864 Plays, 1865 Plays, 1867 Plays, 1868 Plays, 1869 Plays, Peer Gynt, Brand, Benten Koz, David Garrick, the Tragedy of Man, an Old Score, Society, the Colleen Bawn, Love's Comedy, Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man, Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich, the Death of Ivan the Terrible, No Thoroughfare, the Black Pearl, the League of Youth. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Colleen Bawn (also sometimes referred to as The Brides of Garryowen ) is a melodramatic play written by Irish playwright Dion Boucicault . It was first performed at Miss Laura Keene's Theatre, New York, on 27 March 1860 with Laura Keene playing Anne Chute and Boucicault playing Myles-na-Coppaleen. It was most recently performed in New York by the Irish Repertory Theatre in October and November 2003 .Plot Hardress Cregan and his mother have fallen on hard times. His mother tries to persuade Hardress to marry the wealthy Anne Chute. He agrees, although he is already secretly married to Eily O'Connor, a beautiful fair-haired girl (in Irish cail n b n or colleen bawn ) who has many admirers including the roguish Myles-na-Coppaleen. Anne, seeing Hardress with Eily one night, mistakes him for her lover, Kyrle Daly, and, angry at Kyrle, she agrees to marry Hardress. Hardress's servant, the hunchback Danny Mann, offers to murder Eily so that Hardress will be free to marry Anne. Thinking that Hardress has agreed, he takes Eily to the lake where he attempts to drown her, but he is discovered and shot by Myles-na-Coppaleen. At the wedding of Hardress and Anne the police come to arrest Hardress for the murder of Eily, but before he is taken away Eily appears. Hardress is released, Eily is accepted by Mrs. Cregan, Anne and Kyrle are reconciled and Anne offers to pay o...
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