Udolphus Wright Papers, 1894-1975.
The collection contains documentation (a cashbook, programme, souvenir booklets, newscuttings and a scrapbook) concerning successive Abbey Theatre tours in the United States between 1911 and 1938. Also included are letters to Wright from amongst others Lady Gregory (1912 to 1931), and from W. B. Yeats (1912 to 1916) which primarily relate to the Abbey Theatre. Additional fragmentary newscuttings relate to Wright's family and include press notices following his death in 1952.
|Main Creator:||Wright, U. (Udolphus)|
Udolphus (Dossie) Wright was an electrician by profession. He initially joined the Irish National Theatre Society in 1903, having been introduced to it by actor W. G. Fay. He was involved in the Abbey Theatre from its foundation, and worked there for the remainder of his career as a small-part actor, stage manager, manager, but principally as the Theatre's house electrician. He died in 1952.
Physical description: 1 box
|Contained in:||Udolphus Wright Papers, 1894-1952.|
I. Abbey Theatre Tours. II. Correspondence. III. Prints and postcards. IV. Miscellaneous material.
I. Abbey Theatre Tours,
1911-1938.View more information ...
|In Collection:||Udolphus Wright Papers, 1894-1952.|
Documentation, compiled by the Abbey Theatre actor, stage manager and house electrician Udolphus Wright, relating to the Abbey Player's tours of the United States. Included is a cashbook, scrapbook, souvenir booklets and programmes relating to various tours, from the first tour of 1911-12. Also incuded are ephemeral items relating to events and activities on board the ships the actors travelled on.
|Call Number:||MS 49,555/1-10 (Manuscripts Reading Room)|
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