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Abbey Theatre

Overview
Works: 503 works in 783 publications in 1 language and 23,324 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Periodicals  Portraits  Tragedies (Drama)  Fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Producer, Narrator
Classifications: PN2602.D82, 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 539 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
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 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 95 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
B for baby by Carmel Winters( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member 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( )

in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beltaine( )

in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beltaine; an occasional publication by W. B Yeats( )

in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our few and evil days by Mark O'Rowe( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 61 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 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 department at work is downsizing leaving her to reapply for her own job, her husband's just left her for another woman and she's too frightened to get on a plane to visit her only child, Colm. However, her friends Marie, Irene, Ursula and Marie's daughter, Clare, have gate crashed and they've bought cava, Bacardi and a rather disgusting 'health' cake. As the night wears on however, Breda's mask of faux happiness begins to slip
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

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 15 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
Kicking a dead horse by Sam Shepard( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 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."
The Abbey reads Yeats/Kavanagh( Recording )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New plays from the Abbey Theatre( )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Abbey reads : leaving certificate 1987, English course by Abbey Theatre( Recording )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Abbey, Ireland's national theatre, 1904-1978 [i.e. 1979] by Hugh Hunt( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Observatory by Daragh Carville( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 0 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
 
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"Buffoonery and easy sentiment" : popular Irish plays in the decade prior to the opening of the Abbey Theatre
Alternative Names
Amharclann na Mainistreach

Amharclann na Mainistreach Dublin

Irish literary theatre

Irish national theatre

Irish National Theatre Dublin

National Theatre

National Theatre, Dublin.

National Theatre of Ireland

Languages
English (155)

Covers
B for babyOnly an apple : a playThe map maker's sorrowThe burial at Thebes : a version of Sophocles' AntigoneKicking a dead horseW.B. Yeats and the idea of a theatre : the early Abbey Theatre in theory and practiceJoseph Holloway's Abbey Theatre; a selection from his unpublished journal, Impressions of a Dublin playgoer