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Aristocrats

Aristocrats

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Synopsis

Aristocrats gives us a portrait of a fallen family, the O'Donnells. They once were Irish Roman Catholic nobility, but now, with impending death of the father, a long line of district judges will come to an end. None of the children is happy, and only the locals, “the peasants“, seem to have done well for themselves. The ghost of the mother, who committed suicide, haunts the family, and the only way they can escape their father's hold over them is through his death. Even then, their lives and dreams have been ruined, and it may be too late. An American scholar, on hand to study the dying Irish aristocracy, gets a sad but accurate picture.


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Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

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Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1979
Genres
Drama
Time & Place
ballybeg hall in county donegal
Cast Size
medium
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes mature adult, adult, young adult characters

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