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IV.xi. Manuscript drafts of actress Máire Nic Shiubhlaigh's accounts of her return to the Abbey Theatre in 1911,


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In Collection: Máire Nic Shiubhlaigh Additional Papers (2002), 1907-1958.
Description: In a fourteen page draft Nic Shiubhlaigh writes of the hostile reception she received from some of her fellow actors of her return to the Abbey Theatre, the Abbey's English tour of that year, her being called up to replace actress Moira O'Neill in the Abbey's first American tour and the company's journey to Boston. Also included are her personal recollections of dramatist Lennox Robinson and a brief note on Padraic Pearse, who she recalls imitating the mannerisms of W. B. Yeats.

In an additional six page draft she writes of her return, on contract, to the Abbey Theatre, the Abbey's American tour of 1911-12 and her own involvement with the Gaelic League Players. In a further two page draft, she recalls the personal hostility towards her on return to the theatre.
Main Creator: Nic Shiubhlaigh, Máire, 1883-1958
Extent: 22 pages.
Call Number: MS 49,752/42 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.