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Abbey Theatre Programmes

Abbey Theatre Programme original series cover.
Abbey Theatre Programme original series cover featuring woodcut design of Queen Maeve by Elinor Mary Monsell.

The Abbey Theatre Programmes Collection includes 205 programs for performances of plays and ballets by the Abbey Theatre Co. and the Abbey Theatre School of Ballet, respectively, at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, during the period from December 1904 to September 1971 (with the exception of performances held between September 1952 through September 1964, which were held at The Queen's Theatre).

The Notre Dame collection of programs can be explored in its online finding aid. For more information about the Abbey Theatre and its history, visit the official Web site of the National Theatre Society of Ireland.

For a bibliography of plays performed at the Abbey Theatre, see Frances-Jane French, The Abbey Theatre Series of Plays: A Bibliography (Chester Springs, PA: Dufour Editions, 1969).

Playwrights represented in this collection include:

  • Brendan Behan
  • William Boyle
  • E. F. Carey
  • Frank Carney
  • Paul V. Carroll
  • W.F. Casey
  • Anton Chekhov
  • Padraic Colum
  • Norreys Connell
  • Elizabeth Connor
  • Bryan Cooper
  • Louis D'Alton
  • Seamus De Bhilmot
  • Teresa Deevy
  • Bernard Duffy
  • Lord Dunsany
  • St. John Ervine
  • Olga Fielden
  • Charles I. Foley
  • Andrew Ganly
  • Lady Gregory
  • W. D. Hepenstall
  • Hugh Hunt and Frank O'Connor
  • Richard Johnson
  • Denis Johnston
  • John B. Keane
  • Nora Macadam
  • Walter Macken
  • Francis MacManus
  • Brinsley Macnamara
  • G. Martinez Sierra
  • Rutherford Mayne
  • Edward McNulty
  • Molière
  • M. J. Molloy
  • J. K. Montgomery
  • T. C. Murray
  • Sean O'Casey
  • Frank O'Connor
  • Cormac O'Daly
  • Sean O'Faolain
  • Seamus O'Kelly
  • Eugene O'Neill
  • James Plunkett
  • Reinhard Raffalt
  • R. J. Ray
  • Lennox Robinson
  • S. L. Robinson
  • William Shakespeare
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • George Shiels
  • J. M. Synge
  • Ernst Toller and Denis Johnston
  • Joseph Tomelty
  • W. B. Yeats