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MS Thr 268-269

Irish National Theatre. Irish National Theatre prompt books, 1902-1906: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Thr 268-269
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Irish National Theatre.
Title: Irish National Theatre prompt books,
Date(s): 1902-1906.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (2 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Prompt books for productions of plays by Padraic Colum and others at the Irish National Theatre.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

69M-119. Purchased with the Duplicates fund; received: 1969 July 29.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Irish National Theatre Prompt Books, 1902-1906 (MS Thr 268-289). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Irish National Theatre was founded in 1903 by W.B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory. With patronage from Miss Annie Horniman, premises were purchased on Old Abbey Street, and on December 27th 1904, the Abbey Theatre opened its doors. The Abbey and Peacock Theatres constitute the National Theatre of Ireland, which is managed by the Irish National Theatre Society Ltd.

Scope and Contents

Includes prompt books for plays by Cú Uladh,(Peter T. MacGinley), Padraic Colum, and Lady Augusta (Persse) Gregory for productions by the Irish National Theatre and the Theatre of Ireland.

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