loading

1-866-598-8449

Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

Hogan's Goat - Full Length Play, Drama

Hogan's Goat

William Alfred

Customer Rating: starstarstarstarstar (Rate this!)

Full Length Play, Drama

11m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573610172

"Has the rhythms of highly charged verse, verse with a sting in its tail." - New York Herald Tribune

More Information Below:

Description | Characters | Author | Reviews
$8.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - Victorian (British and American)

Settings Of Play - Brooklyn, 1890.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TAGS

Politics

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Winner! 1966 Drama Desk Award
This Drama Desk-winning drama was first produced at New York's American Place Theatre and made a star of Faye Dunaway. A highly volatile drama in blank verse, Hogan's Goat is set in a turn-of-the-century Brooklyn populated by Irish Catholic immigrants teeming with hopes of "the American Dream". The current mayor Quinn has been caught in a scandal and the time is ripe for a reform ticket. Ambitious Matthew Stanton has his eye on the mayor's chair, idolized and encouraged by his wife Kathleen. Quinn uncovers a weakness in the upstart's past however: he has not yet married Kathleen in Church because he is still legally wed to Agnes Hogan. "Aggie", Quinn's old love, now lay dying but once, as Stanton's mistress, had helped him to his first political success. When Quinn plays this hand, Stanton loses the race and blinded by rage, lashes out at Kathleen, bringing both to a tragic end.

REVIEWS

"Has the rhythms of highly charged verse, verse with a sting in its tail." - New York Herald Tribune


Hogan's Goat premiered at the American Place Theatre in New York City in November 1965 under the direction of Frederick Rolf.

Characters

CASTING

11m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Room for Extras

MATTHEW STANTON - leader of the Sixth Ward of Brooklyn.
KATHLEEN STANTON - his wife.
EDWARD QUINN - Mayor of Brooklyn.
FATHER STANISLAUS COYNE - Pastor of St. Mary Star of the Sea.
JAMES "PALSY" MURPHY - Boss of the city of Brooklyn.
JOHN "BLACK JACK" HAGGERTY - Assistant Ward Leader.
MARIA HAGGERTY - his wife, the Stantons' janitor.
JOSEPHINE FINN - Maria Haggerty's niece.
PETEY BOYLE - a hanger-on of Stanton's.
BESSIE LEGG - a back-room girl.
ANN MULCAHY - Father Coyne's housekeeper 
BOYLAN - a policeman.
BILL - a hanger-on of Quinn's.
A PRIEST
A DECKAHND
A DOCTOR
CONSTITUENTS
Author
William Alfred

William Alfred

William Alfred  was a playwright and Professor of English literature at Harvard University. Alfred was a specialist in early English literature. He was chairman of Harvard's Standing Committee on Dramatics for many years, and he taught a course in playwriting. His lyrical play, Hogan's Goat, about turn-of-the-century Brooklyn-Irish politics, had a long and successful off-Broadway run in ... view full profile

Other William Alfred titles:

Now Playing
Loading
Producer
City
State
Opening
Closing
Reviews
Richard McNally 6/4/2015 4:25 PM
Unforgettable.  Blank verse of Shakespearean quality.  The play that launched Faye Dunaway.

You May Also Like

See all

Customers Also Bought