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The Abbey Theatre : Ireland's national theatre : the first 100 years

Author: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2003.
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"Christopher Fitz-Simon celebrates the Abbey Theatre's centenary by offering a witty chronological survey of the company's distinguished and colorful history. Beautifully illustrated with cartoons, sketches and production photographs from the Abbey archives and elsewhere, The Abbey Theatre provides an unparalleled overview of the great actors, directors and playwrights of twentieth-century Irish theatre, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Fitz-Simon
ISBN: 0500284261 9780500284261
OCLC Number: 52396187
Description: 208 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Remote, spiritual and ideal --
2. Fiery and magnificent and tender --
On tour abroad --
3. Commercial realities --
4. Our theatre seems indestructible --
Shakespeare at the abbey --
5. Theatre of ideas or populist theatre? --
Plays in the Irish language --
6. The full stream of national life --
7. A grim, grey similarity --
European drama at the abbey --
8. Two new theatres --
American plays at the abbey --
9. A wider world --
10. Theatrical aristocrats --
Abbey plays in overseas productions --
11. Ministry of all the talents --
12. All art is a collaboration
Responsibility: Christopher Fitz-Simon.

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"Christopher Fitz-Simon celebrates the Abbey Theatre's centenary by offering a witty chronological survey of the company's distinguished and colorful history. Beautifully illustrated with cartoons, sketches and production photographs from the Abbey archives and elsewhere, The Abbey Theatre provides an unparalleled overview of the great actors, directors and playwrights of twentieth-century Irish theatre, as well as detailing the company's long and illustrious relationship with other European and American theatres and playwrights. It also contains a complete list of plays produced at the Abbey Theatre since 1904 and features a preface by the Abbey Theatre's current artistic director, Ben Barnes."--BOOK JACKET.

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