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Guests of the nation : a play

Author: John DesmondPhylis GellerElizabeth SwadosFrank ConverseRichard CottrellAll authors
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur ; [New York, NY] : Broadway Theatre Archive, [2000?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When two Irish insurgents are assigned to guard two captured British soldiers at a remote farmhouse owned by the spirited Widow O'Connell, the foursome pass the time by playing cards, dancing jigs, and bickering amiably about their respective countries and religions. Throughout the conviviality, Barney Callahan is haunted by the knowledge that reprisals will be in order if the Irish harm their British captives.
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Genre/Form: Television plays
Television adaptations
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Desmond; Phylis Geller; Elizabeth Swados; Frank Converse; Richard Cottrell; Charlie Stavola; Nesbitt Balisdell; Nicholas Kepros; Tom V V Tammi; Brian O'Mallon; Estelle Parsons; Neil McKenzie; Frank O'Connor; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Broadway Theatre Archive.; Kultur Video.
ISBN: 0769797113 9780769797113
OCLC Number: 52891312
Notes: "For Connecticut Public Television."
Based on the short story by Frank O'Connor.
Credits: Music, Elizabeth Swados ; adapted for television, Kenneth Cavander ; editor, John J. Godfrey.
Cast: Frank Converse, Richard Cottrell, Charlie Stavola, Nesbitt Blaisdell, Nicholas Kepros, Tom V.V. Tammi, Brian O'Mallon, Estelle Parsons.
Event notes: Originally broadcast in 1981 for Thirteen/WNET New York series, Great Performances.
Description: 1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Responsibility: by Neil McKenzie ; directed by John Desmond ; produced by Phylis Geller.

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When two Irish insurgents are assigned to guard two captured British soldiers at a remote farmhouse owned by the spirited Widow O'Connell, the foursome pass the time by playing cards, dancing jigs, and bickering amiably about their respective countries and religions. Throughout the conviviality, Barney Callahan is haunted by the knowledge that reprisals will be in order if the Irish harm their British captives.

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