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Abbey Theatre

Overview
Works: 568 works in 860 publications in 1 language and 23,388 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Periodicals  Portraits  Fiction  Acting editions  Sources 
Roles: Producer, Narrator
Classifications: PR8789, 822.914
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Most widely held works about Abbey Theatre
 
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Irish plays and playwrights by Cornelius Weygandt( Book )

3 editions published between 1913 and 2007 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member 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
B for baby by Carmel Winters( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 'a big head of dirty auld curls'. 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 in the care home where they are residents, and where Mrs C is a carer, on their special -- 'very fecking special' -- journey towards happiness. B for Baby is a tender, sharp-witted new play set in a residential care home for people with severe learning disabilities. Treating this taboo subject with humanity and humour, the piece's acuity and generously compassionate portraits result in a moving, if at times uncomfortable, Drama. Poignantly exploring forbidden topics, B for Baby invites the reader or audience to rediscover the power and joy of make-believe
Pictures at the Abbey : the collection of the Irish National Theatre by Micheál Ó hAodha( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member 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 96 WorldCat member 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
Beltaine( )

in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samhain( )

in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of Ballycumber by Sebastian Barry( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of advice, young Evans Stafford calls at the home of friend and strong-minded traditionalist, Nicholas Farquhar. The following day, as Farquhar learns the devastating consequences of this meeting, he discovers that his memories and words are governed by a buried history; a force far greater than himself
Our few and evil days by Mark O'Rowe( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member 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 62 WorldCat member 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
Beltaine; an occasional publication by W. B Yeats( )

in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only an apple : a play by Tom Mac Intyre( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.B. Yeats commemoration number( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The map maker's sorrow by Chris Lee( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observatory by Daragh Carville( )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gothic science-fiction thriller, 'Observatory' details the entangled lives of four people across two centuries. The play is set at the Armagh Observatory and Museum for Astronomy and Natural Philosophy, in both 1799 and 1999. Historian and archive cataloguer Jon McKenna finds his life becoming entangled with that of assistant astronomer Nicola McLoughlin. Together they work to uncover the 200-year-old story of astronomer Archibald Hamilton and his assistant Robert Hogg - man of science, man of God, and revolutionary. The Observatory, a symbol of both science and religion, becomes the setting for a powerful exploration of nationhood and revolution, love and betrayal. 'Observatory' was first performed in 1999 at the Peacock Theatre, Dublin
The well of the saints by J. M Synge( Book )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set near a holy well known for its cures of blindness and epilepsy and centres on the figure of Martin Doul, who is blind and has two illusions - the first, that he and his wife Mary are a handsome couple and the second, that the visible world is full of wonder and delight
Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 1904-1966 by Abbey Theatre( Book )

3 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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
John Gabriel Borkman by Frank McGuinness( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank McGuinness's version of Henrik Ibsen's 'John Gabriel Borkman' premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in October 2010
Kicking a dead horse by Sam Shepard( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hobart Struther's horse has just dropped dead. He stands there in the vast open desert trying to figure out what to do about his predicament. Every once in a while, he gives the corpse an audible kick for having let him down. Struther made his fortune buying paintings for $20 from Wyoming saloons and reselling them for millions. In the throes of some midlife crisis, he has abandoned his wife and his posh life for a "grand sojourn--what will turn out to be a doomed "quest for authenticity."
That was then by Gerard Stembridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member 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?
 
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"Buffoonery and easy sentiment" : popular Irish plays in the decade prior to the opening of the Abbey Theatre
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"Buffoonery and easy sentiment" : popular Irish plays in the decade prior to the opening of the Abbey TheatreTales of BallycumberOnly an apple : a playThe map maker's sorrowObservatoryThe burial at Thebes : a version of Sophocles' AntigoneKicking a dead horseThat was then
Alternative Names

controlled identityIrish Literary Theatre

controlled identityIrish National Theatre Society

Abatijas teātris (Dublina, Īrija)

Abbey teatrı

Abbey Tiyatrosu

Amharclann na Mainistreach

Dublin Abbey Theatre

Dublin, Ire.

Dublin (Irlande)

Dublina (Īrija).

Irish Literary Theatre

Irish literary theatre Dublin

Irish national theatre Dublin

Kazalište Abbey

Teater Abbey

Teatr Abbatstva

Theatr yr Abaty

Θέατρο Άμπι

Аббат театры

Театр Аббатства

Театр аббатства (Dublina, Īrija)

Тэатр Абацтва

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תיאטרון אבי

ايبي ٿئيٽر

تئاتر ابی

مسرح آبي

അബി തിയെറ്റർ

애비 극장

アベイ座

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English (179)