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Beckett at Greystones Bay - Short Play, Drama

Beckett at Greystones Bay

Rosary Hartel O'Neill

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Short Play, Drama

1m

ISBN: 9780573697685

Beckett at Greystones Bay was a finalist in the Pen and Brush, NYC, International Competition, winner of a Tyrone Guthrie Irish fellowship, and heralded on tour by the Hudson Opera House.

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Description

Short Play

Drama

Biography

30 minutes

Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play - Greystones Bay, Ireland, winter 1933. Dusk. The coastline of Greystones is made of a large beach, rocky formations and a bay which hosts a small harbor. SAM’S father is buried in a nearby cemetery. The empty space setting of Greystones Bay provides opportunities for sound and visuals.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Special Effects

Exterior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

The drama is based on a turning point in the life of the young writer, Samuel Beckett. Set on the exotic rocky coast of Ireland in the 1930's, Beckett must choose between leaving his country for psychotherapy or abandoning his talent. While facing the sea, he carries on imaginary confrontations with his father, mother, sister and lovers as only Beckett can. A tour de force characterization for a stellar actor, the play exposes the contentious mind of the emerging world famous playwright. Empty space setting of Greystones Bay provides opportunities for sound and visuals.

Beckett at Greystones Bay was a finalist in the Pen and Brush, NYC, International Competition, winner of a Tyrone Guthrie Irish fellowship, and heralded on tour by the Hudson Opera House.

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Characters

CASTING

1m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Plus voices

BROTHER – 20s
FATHER – late 40s to early 50s
MOTHER – late 40s to early 50s
EDNA – 20s
COUSIN MARGARET – 20s

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

SAMUEL BECKETT - 27; a writer; smashing looking—tall and athletic, broad shoulders, angular features; disheveled clothes, grubby trousers, dirty raincoat several sizes too large, which has a text in one pocket and a bottle of stout in the other.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Rosary Hartel O'Neill

Rosary Hartel O'Neill

Rosary Hartel O’Neill is the author of 25 plays, 18 published by Samuel French, Inc., and three books of nonfiction. The fourth edition of her text The Actor’s Checklist, is used in schools nationwide. Her book The Director As Artist will be published in a second edition in 2018. Her book New Orleans Carnival Krewes: The History, Spirit and Secrets of Mardi Gras by the History press (2014) had ... view full profile

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