Overview

Abbey Theatre

Return to overview »

You are looking at 1-20 of 216 entries

  • Type: Overview Page x
clear all

View:

Alan Titley

Alan Titley  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(1947– ),novelist. Born in Cork and educated at Coláiste Chríost Rí and St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, he taught in Nigeria during the Biafran war, before settling in Dublin and lecturing ...
ancient Greek drama in the twentieth century

ancient Greek drama in the twentieth century  

Reference type:
Overview Page
In Britain and the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, classical theatre meant almost exclusively the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. In his projected renewal of ...
Ann Saddlemyer

Ann Saddlemyer  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(1933– ),scholar; born in Saskatoon, Canada, she became Professor of English and Drama at the University of Toronto, and served as Chairman of the International Association for the Study of ...
Annie Horniman

Annie Horniman  

Reference type:
Overview Page
(1860–1937),a pioneer supporter of the modern English drama, founder of the Manchester Repertory Theatre. By her generous assistance the Irish National Theatre Society was provided with a permanent ...
Antoine Ó Flatharta

Antoine Ó Flatharta  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(1953– ),dramatist; born in Leitir Mealláin, Co. Galway, he was educated in the Connemara Gaeltacht. His first play Gaeilgeoirí (1981), at the Abbey Theatre, revealed a harsh dramatic realism brought ...
Aodhan Madden

Aodhan Madden  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(1954– ),playwright; born in Dublin he was educated at Rathmines College before working as a journalist and a teacher. Demons (1980) was a collection of poems, followed by The Midnight ...
Arthur Shields

Arthur Shields  

Reference type:
Overview Page
(b. Dublin, 1896; d. Santa Barbara, Calif., 27 April 1970)Actor. Brother of Barry Fitzgerald, he joined the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 1916 and created parts in plays by Colum ...
Arthur Sinclair

Arthur Sinclair  

Reference type:
Overview Page
(1883–1951),Irish actor, second husband of Maire O'Neill, who made his first appearance on the stage in Yeats's On Baile's Strand (1904) with the Irish National Dramatic Society and was ...
Austin Clarke

Austin Clarke  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(1896–1974),Irish poet and verse dramatist. He published some 18 volumes of poetry, from his first, The Vengeance of Fionn (1917) to his Collected Poems of 1974. His early work is influenced by Yeats ...
Australia

Australia  

Reference type:
Overview Page
The country's first conventional theatre was opened in 1796 by an ex-convict, Robert Sideaway – and closed two years later after a spate of robberies on the unattended homes of ...
Autumn Fire

Autumn Fire  

A: T. C. Murray Pf: 1924, Dublin Pb: 1925 G: Drama in 3 acts S: Living room of Keegans' farmhouse and Mrs Desmond's cottage, rural Ireland, 1920s C: 5m, 3fNance Desmond, a pretty girl of 22, has come ...
Barry Fitzgerald

Barry Fitzgerald  

Reference type:
Overview Page
(1888–1961)Irish actor. Fitzgerald began acting in popular Irish melodramas about 1914, joining the Abbey Theatre in 1916. Projecting a roguish charm on stage, his broad acting was in stark ...
Beltaine

Beltaine  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(1899–1900), the earliest publication of the Irish Literary Theatre [see Abbey Theatre], of which three issues, edited by W. B. Yeats, appeared before its function was taken over by Samhain.[...]
Ben Iden Payne

Ben Iden Payne  

Reference type:
Overview Page
(1881–1976), manager and director.After a distinguished career in England, associated largely with Shakespearean productions, he came to America in 1913 and worked as artistic director for little ...
Bernard Duffy

Bernard Duffy  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(1882–1952),comic playwright. Born in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, he was educated at TCD, qualifying in law in 1907. His one-act rural comedies were popular at the Abbey Theatre. In 1916 ...
Bernard Farrell

Bernard Farrell  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(b. Dublin, 21 July 1940)Playwright. He came to prominence at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, where all his early work was hugely successful. Most of his comedies are disturbing and ...
Birthright

Birthright  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(1910), a two-act play by T. C. Murray on the Cain and Abel theme and dealing with a fratricidal conflict over the inheritance of a farm in Co. Cork, first performed at the Abbey Theatre.[...]
Bob Crowley

Bob Crowley  

Reference type:
Overview Page
(b. Cork, Ireland, 10 June 1952)Designer. In the 1980s, Crowley developed a postmodern design language for the Royal Shakespeare Company's large theatres. He used the entire stage space and ...
Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(1923–64),Irish playwright, was arrested in 1939 for his involvement with the IRA, and his subsequent period of Borstal training is described in his autobiographical Borstal Boy (1958). His ...
Brian Friel

Brian Friel  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(1929– ),Irish playwright, born Omagh, Co. Tyrone. The suspicious, often despairing sensibility of Brian Friel's plays may be traced to the experience of growing up as a Catholic outsider in ...

View: