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Subseries 3.2
Other writings by Higgins, 1982-2010
Boxes 39-49

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of other writings by Higgins from 1982-2010 and includes scripts, prose, and notes and notebooks. Scripts contain typescripts of Higgins' stage plays, Face Licker Come Home (1991); God of the Hatch Man (1992); Down All the Roundabouts (1999); The Empty Frame (2008), inspired by Athlone writer Hanna Greally; and The Plastic Bag (2008). The subseries also contains drafts of Higgins' screenplay, The Big Break (2004). Face Licker Come Home was produced in 1991 by Punchbag Theatre Company (Galway, Ireland) and God of the Hatchman was produced by the same company in 1993. Scripts also include unpublished typescripts and unidentified works. Prose consists of drafts of essays, school papers, interviews conducted by Higgins and interviews of Higgins, reviews of other people's work written by Higgins, and speeches. Some prose is written in Gaelic. School papers include drafts of unpublished poems and essays on Women's Studies that focus on feminism, nationalism, and women's writing. Prose also contains reviews by Higgins of poetry by Carol Ann Duffy and Tomas Venclova, photography by Fergus Bourke, and reviews of poetry anthologies. Notebooks contain drafts of published and unpublished poetry, scripts, and essays.

Arrangement Note

Scripts are arranged in alphabetical order by title. Prose is in alphabetical order by format. Notes and notebooks are arranged in chronological order.

Scripts
Box Folder Content
39 3 The Big Break, flash cards, 2002
39 4 The Big Break, typescripts, circa 2004
39 5 The Big Break, typescripts and notes, circa 2004
39 6 Down All the Roundabouts, circa 1999
40 1 The Empty Frame, notebook, 2007
40 2 The Empty Frame, typescripts, circa 2008 [1 of 4]
40 3 The Empty Frame, typescripts, circa 2008 [2 of 4]
40 4 The Empty Frame, typescripts, circa 2008 [3 of 4]
40 5 The Empty Frame, typescripts, circa 2008 [4 of 4]
40 6 The Empty Frame, typescripts and notes, circa 2008
40 7 Face Licker Come Home, typescripts, circa 1991
41 1 God of the Hatch Man, circa 1992
41 2 Lizzie The Cure, undated
41 3 The Parcel, undated
41 4 The Plastic Bag, circa 2008
41 5 "Starvation and Disease," undated
41 6 Unidentified
41 7 "Visionary Unit," sketch, undated
Prose
41 8 Essays, "Ann," undated
41 8 Essays, "Bed and Breakfast," undated
41 8 Essays, "A Dream PJM," undated
41 8 Essays, "Gabriel Fitzmaurice: A wrenboy's Carnival poems 1980-2000," undated
41 8 Essays, "Generation Tap," undated
41 8 Essays, "Kate's Mother," undated
41 8 Essays, "Man's Inhumanity to Man," undated
41 8 Essays, "Murdering The Language," undated
41 8 Essays, "Pay Me Down," circa 2006
41 8 Essays, "The Poetry of Resistance"
41 8 Essays, "Quality Time," undated
41 8 Essays, "The Re-Birth of Orpheus," undated
41 8 Essays, "Recovery," undated
41 8 Essays, "The Room We Kept for Visitors," undated
41 8 Essays, "Self-Esteem-a sense of self: You always have a choice," undated
41 8 Essays, "Some People Never Learn," undated
41 8 Essays, "Spiddal," undated
41 8 Essays, "Spot On The Lung," circa 1980

One of Higgins' earliest writings

41 8 Essays, "Ted Hughes: Birthday Letters: Faber and Faber," undated
41 8 Essays, "Travel notes," undated
41 8 Essays, "Unraveling," undated
41 8 Essays, "With Deepest Sympathy," undated
41 8 Essays, "Workshop," undated
41 9 Essays, School papers, circa 2005-2007 [1]
41 10 Essays, School papers, circa 2005-2007 [2]
41 11 Essays, unidentified
41 12 Interview by Higgins, undated
41 13 Interviews of Higgins, undated
41 14 Introductions, 1999, 2004
42 1 Reviews, undated
42 2 Speeches, undated
Notes and notebooks
42 3 Fragments, 2004-2007
42 4 Notes [1]
42 5 Notes [2]
42 6 Notes [3]
42 7 Notes [4]
42 8 Notes [5]
43 1 Notes [6]
43 2 Notes [7]
43 3 Notes [8]
43 4 Notes [9]
43 5 Notes [10]
43 6 Notes [11]
44 1 Notes [12]
44 2 Notes [13]
44 3 Notes [14]
44 4 Notebooks, 1982
44 5 Notebooks, 1985
44 6 Notebooks, 1986
44 7 Notebooks, 1987-1989
44 8 Notebooks, 1990
44 9 Notebooks, 1991
45 1 Notebooks, 1992
45 2 Notebooks, 1995
45 3 Notebooks, 1997-1998
45 4 Notebooks, 1999 [1 of 2]
45 5 Notebooks, 1999 [2 of 2]
45 6 Notebooks, 2000-2002
45 7 Notebooks, 2003-2004
46 1 Notebooks, 2005
46 2 Notebooks, 2006-2007
46 3 Notebooks, 2009-2010
46 4 Notebooks, undated [1 of 15]
46 5 Notebooks, undated [2 of 15]
46 6 Notebooks, undated [3 of 15]
47 1 Notebooks, undated [4 of 15]
47 2 Notebooks, undated [5 of 15]
47 3 Notebooks, undated [6 of 15]
47 4 Notebooks, undated [7 of 15]
47 5 Notebooks, undated [8 of 15]
48 1 Notebooks, undated [9 of 15]
48 2 Notebooks, undated [10 of 15]
48 3 Notebooks, undated [11 of 15]
48 4 Notebooks, undated [12 of 15]
48 5 Notebooks, undated [13 of 15]
49 1 Notebooks, undated [14 of 15]
49 2 Notebooks, undated [15 of 15]
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