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IV.ii. 'The Burial at Thebes',

2004.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Contributors: Sophocles. Antigone.
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Summary:Includes manuscript and typescript worksheets containing drafts of 'The Burial at Thebes'. Also included is documentation relating its publication by Faber and Faber, to the Abbey Theatre's 2004 production of the play, notably Heaney's correspondence with Abbey staff regarding the casting process, opening night and promotion of the play and some additional material relating to subsequent productions by the Nottingham Playhouse (2005) and Peacock Theatre (2007).
In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
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Notes:Heaney's adaption of Sophocles' play 'Antigone', titled 'The Burial at Thebes', was commissioned by the Abbey Theatre as part of its centenary celebrations and first performed there on 31 March 2004. It was first published by Faber and Faber in 2004.

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: 20 folders

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Arrangement:Sub-fonds
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IV.ii. 'The Burial at Thebes',

2004.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Includes manuscript and typescript worksheets containing drafts of 'The Burial at Thebes'. Also included is documentation relating its publication by Faber and Faber, to the Abbey Theatre's 2004 production of the play, notably Heaney's correspondence with Abbey staff regarding the casting process, opening night and promotion of the play and some additional material relating to subsequent productions by the Nottingham Playhouse (2005) and Peacock Theatre (2007).
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:20 folders
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/242-258 (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.