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IV.i.1. Notebooks, containing manuscript drafts of 'The Cure at Troy',

1990.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Contributors: Sophocles. Philoctetes.
Summary:Notebook 1 contains drafts dated 3 Febuary and 12 April 1990 and includes use of early working titles 'The Fire Cure' and 'Marching Orders'; Notebook 2 (A4 notebook, with attached, loose inclusions) contains dated drafts covering the period 14 Febrary - 19 April 1990; Notebook 3, (a spiral bound notebook) contains an incomplete fragment draft dated 12 March, 12 April and 5 June 2007, with variant titles including 'Archer's Honour' and 'The Gift of the Bow'; Notebook 4 drafts dated from 20 April to 7 July 1990 and with attached loose inclusions; Notebook 5 (A4 notebook, without covers) contains a fragment draft dated 27-28 May, with attached loose inclusions, dated 19 May and 17 and 21 June 1990; Notebook 6 contains an incomplete draft, with pages dated 21-25 June 1990.


Notebook 4 also contains a draft speech for an unspecified event.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
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Notes:Heaney's adaption of Sophocles' play 'Philoctetes', titled 'The Cure at Troy', was first performed in the Guildhall, Derry and first published by Faber and Faber, in 1990.

Notebook 6 has been copied and the copies inserted into the file, as the original manuscript item contains private details.

Department of Manuscripts, National Library of Ireland. There are additional Seamus Heaney manuscripts held in the Department of Manuscripts (MS 41,932/1-3). This consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of the poem 'Sweeney Astray', with additional notes on early Irish poetry;

Physical description: 6 vols.

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Arrangement:Sub-fonds
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IV.i.1. Notebooks, containing manuscript drafts of 'The Cure at Troy',

1990.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Notebook 1 contains drafts dated 3 Febuary and 12 April 1990 and includes use of early working titles 'The Fire Cure' and 'Marching Orders'; Notebook 2 (A4 notebook, with attached, loose inclusions) contains dated drafts covering the period 14 Febrary - 19 April 1990; Notebook 3, (a spiral bound notebook) contains an incomplete fragment draft dated 12 March, 12 April and 5 June 2007, with variant titles including 'Archer's Honour' and 'The Gift of the Bow'; Notebook 4 drafts dated from 20 April to 7 July 1990 and with attached loose inclusions; Notebook 5 (A4 notebook, without covers) contains a fragment draft dated 27-28 May, with attached loose inclusions, dated 19 May and 17 and 21 June 1990; Notebook 6 contains an incomplete draft, with pages dated 21-25 June 1990.
Notebook 4 also contains a draft speech for an unspecified event.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:6 vols.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/233 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights:Subject to the provisions of the Copyright Act 2000, the papers in this collection are in copyright. It is necessary to obtain the express permission of the copyright owner before reproducing any material from this collection.