Students’ Union Metropolitan School of Art [Kildare St., Dublin] :
programme at the Abbey Theatre Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, May 30th, June 1st and 3rd, 1910. Doors open at 7.45 [p.m.] Performance 8.15 [p.m.]. Matinee on Saturday
|Main Creator:||Abbey Theatre|
Theatre programme featuring an image of a cherub holding a plaque with the word “Programme” on it. Cherub sits in a rose bower, surrounded by references to the arts, music and drama (an artists’ palette to the left; a lyre, the masks of comedy and tragedy, a book, with a candle in a stand beside it to the right; immediately underneath the cherubs’ legs is a sine rule triangle that is balanced on top of what appears to be a telescope. Underneath this is printed [in Cló Galeach font]: Seoirse de Cuagáin, Rúnaire [George Coogan, Secretary], Síle Ní hAodáin, Cisteóir [Treasurer], Seósamh Ó Tighearnaigh, Leas-Chisteóir [Joseph Tierney, Assistant Treasurer]. Underneath this a border, a running pattern of stylised [art deco style] flowers with stylised plant stems featuring on either side. Beneath this is printed: Printed by John T. Drought, 6 Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin. On page 7 of the programme, Harry Clarke is listed as playing the role of Frederick Egan (Solicitor) in a production of “Paid in His Own Coin”. A Comedy in Three Acts by Thomas King Moylan. The other actors in this production are Alice Halpenny (as Katie Sweeney), James Golden (Brian Cleary, secretly engaged to Katie), Seoirse de Cuagáin [translated into English this would be George Coogan] (“a wealthy but avaricious farmer”); Dinny O’Meagher (Michael John, his son), May Barden (an old fortune teller), Fred McDonald (Solicitor) and Thomas K. Moylan (a judge). The programme has many advertisements - an advertisement [at top of page two] for S. H. Waterhouse, Dame House, 24, 25 & 26 Dame Street, Dublin - Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller; underneath this an advertisement for W.F. Hughes, Artist and Designer for hand written show cards, window tickets, bills, posters, exhibition signs etc. 5 Capel Street Dublin. There is an advertisement on the second last page [p.10] for "Geo. Morrow & Son Ltd. House Painters, Designers, Decorative Artists, 15 D’Olier Steet, Dublin / Special Designs and estimates free for all decorative work. Telephone 332 Y Belfast - 40 Cliften St.". Other productions by students of the School of Art are detailed. Page 2 [numbered as such] is a programme for “The Storm” a play in one act by Hugh Barden, produced by Fred Morrow. The cast consists of Liam Mac Piarais [Willie Pearse] (as James McGragh, a Lifeboatman), Ethel Rhind (Bridget, his Wife), Hugh Barden (Tom, their Son), Miss Cox (Mary Doran, a Neighbour) and A. McGloughlin (Tim, a Sailor). On page 9 [numbered as such], at top “The Naboclish”, / “The Fugitive” / and / “The Last Feast of the Fianna” [a Padraic Pearse play] / will be produced on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Evenings May 31st, June 2nd & 4th at 8.15 pm". Beneath this is printed "Matinee / on Saturday June 4th / at 2.30pm / “The Fugitive” / and / “Paid in His Own Coin”. “The Fugitive” An Incident of 1690 by A. McGloughlin. Dramatis Personae - Sir Philip Creagh (a Williamite) - Fred A. McDonald; Eve (his Sister, a Jacobite) - Miss May Barden; A Williamite Officer - Richard J. Long and The Fugitive - Liam Mac Piarais [Willie Pearse]. "Scene - Sir Philip’s Mansion, outside Ballingeary,Dining Room. Time - Evening Friday July 4th, 1690". On the back cover is printed an advertisement for the Metropolitan School of Art, Kildare St., Dublin with the heading “Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland / Metropolitan School of Art, / Kildare Street, Dublin...”. Staff and teachers teaching in the college at the time are listed, amongst them Oliver Sheppard, RHA Instructor in Modelling, William Orpen ARA, RHA Visitor Teacher of Painting and Drawing from Life, Stained Glass Work - Instructor A.E. Child.
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Dublin : [Abbey Theatre, 1910].
Two copies of this item are held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 programme ; 21.2 x 14.3 cm.