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John B Keane

JOHN B KEANE  (1928 - 2002)

Nationality:    Irish
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Rights: Literary Estate of John Keane, 37 William Street, Listowel, Co Kerry, Ireland

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below is a list of John B Keane's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Big Maggie         Buds Of Ballybunion, The         Change In Mame Fadden, The         Chastitute, The         Confessions Of An Irish Publican         Crazy Wall, The         Faoiseamh         Field, The         Good Thing, The         Highest House On The Mountain, The         Hut 42         Man From Clare, The         Many Young Men Of Twenty         Matchmaker         Moll         No More In Dust         One-Way Ticket, The         Rain At The End Of The Summer, The         Roses Of Tralee, The         Sharon's Grave         Sive         Values         Year Of The Hiker, The



Big Maggie

Synopsis:
mother's visions of the correct future for her children begins to sit with increasing discomfort on the shoulders of her surly offspring

Notes:
new version Dublin 1988

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1st Published:
Mercier Press, Cork, 1969   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Buds Of Ballybunion, The

Synopsis:
The Buds of Ballybunion is a musical comedy which tells the story of farming families who holiday in the resort town after the harvest has been saved. The families stayed in houses or 'buds' where they were offered a room, a fire and a stove to cook on.

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Theatre of the South

1st Published:
Mercier Press, Cork, 1979   -

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Genre:
Musical Comedy Musical

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Change In Mame Fadden, The

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1st Produced:
Cork    1971

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1st Published:
Mercier Press, Cork, 1973   -

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Chastitute, The

John B Keane
a Chastitute is a person without holy orders who has never lain down with a woman . . . rustic celibate by force of circumstance.' John Bosco, who 'hasn't the makings of a dacent sin in him', is a chastitute, a bachelor farmer and all he is searching for is a plain decent woman to share his life. He ├Žnearly got there a thousand times but nearly never bulled a cow'. This play tells of his many endeavours to find a mate and the end result.

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Company:
Cork Opera House In association with Gemini Productions

1st Published:
Mercier Press, Cork, 1981   978-0853426431

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  10            Other:  doubling possible

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Confessions Of An Irish Publican

Synopsis:
adaptation from the Celebrated Letters of John B. Keane has all the hallmarks of Ireland's late great playwright and humorist. Martin MacMeer is the Publican, the proprietor of the tavern known as Journey's End in the village of Knockanee, in the county of Kerry. Martin is a confirmed bachelor but his status is threatened by two females; one an 18 year old schoolgirl and the other an older woman of the world. He tells of their impact on his life in his 'Confessions'. at the same time, Martin introduces to us a number of his colorful customers who are in the habit of unburdening themselves to him. Not a customer but a colorful personality nonetheless is the local parish priest, who treats us to some thought-provoking sermons throughout the evening, and the Reverend Mother of the local convent is not short of sharing some words of wisdom
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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Crazy Wall, The

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1st Produced:
Waterford, Connecticut    1973

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1st Published:
Mercier Press, Cork, 1974   -

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Faoiseamh

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1st Produced:
Dublin    1970

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1st Published:
avel Linn, Dublin,    -

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Field, The

John B Keane
study of the love a man can have for land and the ruthless lengths he will go in order to obtain the object of his desire

Notes:
new version Dublin 1987

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Company:
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1st Published:
Mercier Press, Cork, 1967   978-0853429760

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Good Thing, The

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1st Produced:
Limerick    1976

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1st Published:
Mercier Press, Cork, 1976   -

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Highest House On The Mountain, The

John B Keane
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1st Produced:
Dublin    1961

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1st Published:
Progress House, Dublin, 1961   978-1898175018

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Hut 42

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1st Produced:
Dublin    1962

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1st Published:
Proscenium Press, Dixon, California,    -

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Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Man From Clare, The

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1st Produced:
Cork    1963

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1st Published:
Mercier Press, Cork, 1963   -

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Many Young Men Of Twenty

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1st Produced:
Cork    1961

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1st Published:
Progress House, Dublin, 1961   -

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Matchmaker

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1st Produced:
Dublin    1975

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Moll

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Killarney, County Kerry    1971

Company:
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1st Published:
Mercier Press, Cork, 1971   -

Music:
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No More In Dust

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1st Produced:
Dublin    1962

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One-Way Ticket, The

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Listowel, County Kerry    1972

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1st Published:
Performance, Elgin, Illinois, 1972   -

Music:
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Rain At The End Of The Summer, The

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1st Produced:
Cork    1967

Company:
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1st Published:
Mercier Press, Cork, 1967   -

Music:
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Genre:
Modern Comedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Roses Of Tralee, The

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Cork    1966

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Sharon's Grave

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Cork    1960

Company:
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1st Published:
Progress House, Dublin, 1960   -

Music:
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Sive

John B Keane
the attempt of a scheming matchmaker and a bitter woman to sell an innocent young girl to a lecherous old man

Notes:
new version Dublin 1985

1st Produced:
Walsh`s Ballroom, Listowel, County Kerry    1959

Company:
-

1st Published:
Progress House, Dublin, 1959   978-1898175001

Music:
-

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Genre:
Folk Drama Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Values

Synopsis:
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Notes:
includes The Spraying of John O'Dovey, Backwater, The Pure Heart of Gold

1st Produced:
Cork    1973

Company:
-

1st Published:
Mercier Press, Cork, 1973   -

Music:
-

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Year Of The Hiker, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Cork    1964

Company:
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1st Published:
Mercier Press, Cork, 1964   -

Music:
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