In the Shadow of the Glen

In the Shadow of the Glen

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In the Shadow of the Glen

In the Shadow of the Glen

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First performed at the Molesworth Hall, Dublin, October 8th, 1903 .

SCENE

The last cottage at the head of a long glen in County Wicklow .

(Cottage kitchen; turf fire on the right; a bed near it against the wall with a body lying on it covered with a sheet. A door is at the other end of the room, with a low table near it, and stools, or wooden chairs. There are a couple of glasses on the table, and a bottle of whisky, as if for a wake, with two cups, a teapot, and a home-made cake. There is another small door near the bed. Nora Burke is moving about the room, settling a few things, and lighting candles on the table, looking now and then at the bed with an uneasy look. Some one knocks softly at the door. She takes up a . . .

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