PAULIN, TOM, 1949-
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Series 3
Field Day Theatre Company files
Boxes 51-56, OP1, 3

Scope and Content Note

The Field Day Theatre Company was created by Brian Friel and Stephen Rea in 1980; soon afterwards Seamus Heaney, Tom Paulin, Seamus Deane and David Hammond joined its board of directors. Field Day's primary purpose was to commission and stage Irish drama, producing such classics as Brian Friel's Translations (1980) and Stewart Parker's Pentecost (1987); but it has also become known for its political pamphlets and the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (1991). This series is comprised of much of the business correspondence of Field Day, particularly during the 1980s, as well as scripts and other associated materials which were circulated among the directors of Field Day.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Correspondence and minutes of meetings
Box Folder Content
51 1 Correspondence, 1982-1984
51 2 Correspondence, 1985
51 3 Correspondence, January-July 1986
51 4 Correspondence, August-December 1986
51 5 Correspondence, January-June 1987
51 6 Correspondence, July-December 1987
51 7 Correspondence, 1988-1989
51 8 Correspondence, 1990-
51 9 Correspondence, undated
52 1 Agendas for and Minutes from Directors' meetings, October 1982-March 1995.
Field Day anthology
52 2 Field Day Anthology: "Northern Protestant Oratory and Writing," typescripts by Tom Paulin
OP1 4 Field Day Anthology: "Northern Protestant Oratory and Writing," galley proofs
52 3 Field Day Anthology: "Northern Protestant Oratory and Writing," final galley proofs
52 4 Field Day Anthology: "Northern Protestant Oratory and Writing," correspondence
52 5 Field Day Anthology: "Northern Protestant Oratory and Writing," miscellaneous notes
Field Day pamphlets
52 6 Series 1: Seamus Deane, "Civilians and Barbarians," TS
52 7 Series 1: Seamus Heaney, "An Open Letter," 2 TSS
Series 1: Tom Paulin, "A New Look at the Language Question" [See Series 2.4, Criticism: Reviews and essays, “A New Look at the Language Question]
52 8 Series 2: Seamus Deane, "Heroic Styles: The Tradition of an Idea"
52 9 Series 2: Richard Kearney, "Myth and Motherland"
52 10 Series 2: Declan Kiberd, "Anglo-Irish Attitudes"
53 1 Thomas Flanagan, "Afterword" to Ireland's Field Day [collection of all Series 1 and 2 pamphlets]
53 2 Series 3: Terence Brown, "The Whole Protestant Community"
53 3 Series 3: Marianne Elliott, "Watchmen in Sion"
53 4 Series 3: R. L. McCartney, "Liberty and Authority"
53 5 Series 3: correspondence and miscellaneous notes
53 6 Series 4: Eanna Molloy, "Dynasties of Coercion"
53 7 Series 4: Michael Farrell, "The Apparatus of Repression"
53 8 Series 4: Patrick McGrorty, "Law and the Constitution: Present Discontents"
53 9 Series 4: miscellaneous materials
53 10 Reviews and other printed material
Field Day Theatre productions and related printed material
54 1 Boesman and Lena, reviews and printed material
54 2 Carthaginians by Frank McGuinness, TS photocopy
54 3 The Communication Cord by Brian Friel, complete TS
54 4 The Communication Cord, Program notes by Tom Paulin, MS and TS
54 5 The Communication Cord, reviews and printed material
54 6 "The Dead" by unidentified, TS
54 7 Double Cross by Thomas Kilroy, TS fragment
54 8 Double Cross, complete TS
54 9 Double Cross, part two, "The Joyce Play," draft TS
54 10 Double Cross, reviews and printed material
55 1 High Time, reviews and printed material
55 2 Pentecost by Stewart Parker, TS fragments
55 3 Pentecost, reviews and printed material
55 4 The Riot Act, reviews and printed material
55 5 Saint Oscar by Terry Eagleton [2 typescripts]
55 6 Saint Oscar, galley proofs, printed version, correspondence [See also Subseries 2.4, Criticism: Essays and reviews, Untitled fragment on Oscar Wilde]
55 7 Three Sisters, reviews and printed material
55 8 Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov, version by Frank McGuinness, TS
55 9 Uncle Vanya, reviews and printed material
55 10 Field Day play programs
OP3 - Field Day play posters [ Pentecost, The Communication Cord, Translations [2], Double Cross, The Riot Act / High Time [2], Boesman and Lena [2], Uncle Vanya [2], The Riot Act [Granary Theatre] The Communication Cord, Translations [2], Double Cross, The Riot Act / High Time [2], Boesman and Lena [2], Uncle Vanya [2], The Riot Act [Granary Theatre]
Other Field Day materials
56 1 Descriptions of Field Day by Seamus Deane and Seamus Heaney, TSS
56 2 Promotional material
OP1 5 Posters and flyer for "A Field Day Evening of Poetry, Music and Song" [11 January, ca. 1985]
56 3 Field Day printed material, especially writings about Field Day
56 4 Other printed material archived with Field Day materials
56 5 Photographs
56 6 Financial material
56 7 Press releases and information sheets
56 8 Miscellaneous MS and TS material by Tom Paulin
56 9 Miscellaneous
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