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.i. Hardback notebook, containing accounts of expenses incurred during the Abbey Theatre's American tour,
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|In Collection:||Udolphus Wright Papers, 1894-1952.|
Accounts list expenses incurred by the Abbey Theatre during the first American tour, namely money spent on hotel bills, wardrobe, props, dressers and incidentals such as wires, taxis and tips. Also included are accounts of performance receipts and actor's wages and a list of the hotels used by the members of the Company during their stay, detailing where individual players stayed.
|Call Number:||MS 49,555/1 (Manuscripts Reading Room)|
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