ABBEY THEATRE.
Abbey Theatre collection, 1921-1995

Emory University

Robert W. Woodruff Library

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8xwqq


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Abbey Theatre.
Title: Abbey Theatre collection, 1921-1995
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 244
Extent: 4 linear ft. (8 boxes)
Abstract:Collection of play scripts and programs from the Abbey Theatre from 1921-1995.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on copyright (literary rights) available from repository. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in This Repository

William Butler Yeats collection, Gregory family papers, Cuala Press collection, and in the rare book collection.

Source

Purchase, 1986 with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Abbey Theatre collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Susan Potts McDonald, 2000.


Collection Description

Historical Note

The Abbey Theatre, organized in 1904, took its name from its location on Abbey Street in Dublin. Ireland. It grew from a society known first as the Irish Literary Theatre (1899-1902) and later as the Irish National Theatre Society (1902-1904). Miss A.E.F. Horniman (1860-1937) a devoted patronness of repertory theater, was impressed by the work of the latter group during a special performance in London, and offered to build a theater for the group in Dublin. Opening night in the Abbey Theatre was held on 27 December 1904 with a program featuring short dramatic works by W.B. Yeats, Lady Augusta Gregory, and John Millington Synge. The history of the Abbey Theatre combined exciting drama with pride in the past of Ireland. Often marked by controversy, too, the Abbey Theatre was the scene of many first and famous productions.

Historical Source: This brief note about the Abbey Theatre is based on information found in The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (Crowell, 1969).

The Abbey Theatre, organized in 1904, took its name from its location on Abbey Street in Dublin. Ireland. It grew from a society known first as the Irish Literary Theatre (1899-1902) and later as the Irish National Theatre Society (1902-1904). Miss A.E.F. Horniman (1860-1937) a devoted patronness of repertory theater, was impressed by the work of the latter group during a special performance in London, and offered to build a theater for the group in Dublin. Opening night in the Abbey Theatre was held on 27 December 1904 with a program featuring short dramatic works by W.B. Yeats, Lady Augusta Gregory, and John Millington Synge. The history of the Abbey Theatre combined exciting drama with pride in the past of Ireland. Often marked by controversy, too, the Abbey Theatre was the scene of many first and famous productions.

Historical Source: This brief note about the Abbey Theatre is based on information found in The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (Crowell, 1969).

Scope and Content Note

This artificial collection of items from or associated with the Abbey Theatre was begun in 1986 with a group of twenty-two play parts purchased by the library. These play parts are typescript portions of plays produced at the Abbey Theatre. Most consist of all lines for a particular character in a single play with cue notes and stage directions; others are all of the text for an entire act of one play including stage directions or a character's lines for particular acts. Some of the parts are annotated with holograph notes and underlinings. The twenty-two play parts are arranged alphabetically by play title with one item for which the title is unknown at the end of the group. The Abbey Theatre programs date from 1921-1995, with the bulk of the items from 1925-1942.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three series: (1) Plays, (2) Programs, and (3) Other materials.


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