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The whiteheaded boy : a comedy in three acts

Author: Lennox Robinson; Ernest Augustus Boyd
Publisher: New York ; London : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1921.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First presented at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1916, "The Whiteheaded Boy" is set in a typical Irish small-town household which is thrown into a frenzy, as the play begins, with the return of son Denis from Dublin's Trinity College. He is the whiteheaded boy of the title--the apple of his mother's eye and as a result the focus of his siblings' resentment--who has just failed his exams. Rather than face the shame of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958.
Whiteheaded boy.
New York ; London : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1921
(OCoLC)609481529
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lennox Robinson; Ernest Augustus Boyd
OCLC Number: 366513
Notes: Cast requires five males and seven females. Characters: Mrs. Geoghegan and her children George, Peter, Kate, Jane, Baby (the youngest daughter), and Denis; Donough Brosnan, Jane's fiancé; John Duffy, Postmaster; Delia, Denis' fiancée and Mr. Duffy's daughter; servant Hannah and Aunt Ellen.
Description: xviii, 169 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Lennox Robinson ; with an introduction by Ernest Boyd.

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First presented at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1916, "The Whiteheaded Boy" is set in a typical Irish small-town household which is thrown into a frenzy, as the play begins, with the return of son Denis from Dublin's Trinity College. He is the whiteheaded boy of the title--the apple of his mother's eye and as a result the focus of his siblings' resentment--who has just failed his exams. Rather than face the shame of this failure, the family plan to ship him off to Canada; he just wants to marry his sweetheart, get a job, and settle down in the country. Hijinks, marriage proposals, bribes, and counter-bribes ensue as the family members exploit and misinterpret Denis' situation.

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