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Abbey Theatre

Overview
Works: 476 works in 751 publications in 1 language and 23,178 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Fiction  Periodicals  Portraits 
Roles: Producer, Narrator
Classifications: PR8789, 822.914
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Irish plays and playwrights by Cornelius Weygandt( Book )
3 editions published between 1913 and 2007 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
Critical analysis including the players and their plays, their audience and their art: W.B. Yeats, "A. E.", Lady Gregory, J.M. Synge, P. Colum, and others. Also plays produced in Dublin by the Abbey Theatre Company
Beltaine; an occasional publication by W. B Yeats( serial )
in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Pictures at the Abbey : the collection of the Irish National Theatre by Micheál Ó hAodha( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
"Buffoonery and easy sentiment" : popular Irish plays in the decade prior to the opening of the Abbey Theatre by Christopher Fitz-Simon( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
In this fascinating reappraisal of the non-literary drama of the late 19th- early 20th century, the author discloses a unique world of plays, players and producers in metropolitan theatres in Ireland and other countries where Ireland was viewed as a source of extraordinary topics at once contemporary and comfortably remote: revolution, eviction, famine, agrarian agitation, political assassination. The form was the fashionable one of melodrama, yet Irish melodrama was of a particular kind replete with hidden messages, and the language was far more allusive, colourful and entertaining than that of its English equivalent
B for baby by Carmel Winters( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
'B for Baby' is a tender, sharp-witted play set in a residential care home for people with severe learning disabilities. Treating this taboo subject with humanity and humour, the play's acute and compassionate portraits result in a moving, if at times uncomfortable, drama. Mrs C wants a baby not a Christmas tree. B wants a real hairdresser's scissors and a wife. D wants a snow globe and to have curly hair. All of them want their own place in the world. And if they can't find it, they'll create one of their own. The play follows B and D, and Mrs C their carer, on their journey towards happiness. Poignantly exploring forbidden topics, 'B for Baby' invites the reader or audience to rediscover the power and joy of make-believe. It was first presented by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 2010
Samhain ( serial )
in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Our few and evil days by Mark O'Rowe( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
"Adele and her parents have always been close. But recently, that closeness has been tainted by an increasing sense of mistrust. Tonight, a visit from a stranger will force them to confront the terrifying reality of their relationship. Our Few and Evil Days is a chilling yet deeply human story about the limits of devotion."--Page 4 of cover
Shush by Elaine Murphy( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
A funny and insightful glimpse into the power of female friendship. Five women with five different stories on a girls' night in to remember. It's Breda's birthday, but life's not been going according to plan of late and she's in no mood to celebrate. Her friends, however, have other ideas ... This play, from the author of the award-winning Little Gem, premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dulbin in June 2013
Only an apple : a play by Tom Mac Intyre( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
W.B. Yeats commemoration number ( Book )
1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
The map maker's sorrow by Chris Lee( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 1904-1966 by Abbey Theatre( Book )
3 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The burial at Thebes : a version of Sophocles' Antigone by Seamus Heaney( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Sophocles' play stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security. During the War of the Seven Against Thebes, Antigone learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides. When Creon, king of Thebes, grants burial of one but not the "treacherous" other, Antigone defies his order, believing it her duty to bury all of her close kin. Enraged, Creon condemns her to death, and his soldiers wall her up in a tomb. In this new translation, Seamus Heaney exposes the darkness and the humanity in Sophocles' masterpiece, and inks it with his own modern and masterly touch
Kicking a dead horse : a play by Sam Shepard( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Typescript, dated 2008
New plays from the Abbey Theatre ( serial )
in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
The Abbey reads Yeats/Kavanagh ( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 1966-1976 : a commemorative record by Abbey Theatre( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
That was then by Gerard Stembridge( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
A brand new comedy for the Abbey Theatre by the writer of About Adam and Ordinary Decent Criminal. Irish builder and paid up Golden Circle member Noel and his wife May throw a dinner party for their dodgy but plausible English colleagues Julian and June in Dublin. The dinner party is unforgettable - for all the wrong reasons. Years later Julian and June are forced to return the compliment in London. A lot has changed - for better or worse?
Twenty-first birthday anniversary performance, 27th December, 1925, at 8:15 by Abbey Theatre( Book )
2 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Irish Literary Theatre

Abatijas teātris (Dublina, Īrija)
Amharclann na Mainistreach
Dublin Abbey Theatre
Dublin, Ire
Dublina (Īrija).
Irish Literary Theatre
Teatr Abbatstva
Театр аббатства (Dublina, Īrija)
Languages
English (163)
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