IV.ii.3. Annotated typescript draft of 'The Burial at Thebes',

2003.

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Contributors: Sophocles. Antigone.
Summary:Pages number [1]-55. Note on first page reads 'Draft Two - 26/11/03 (plus chorus roles)'. With an attached letter from Orla Flanagan, of the Abbey Theatre, and an attached disc marked 'The Burial at Thebes Draft 2 (+division of chorus)'. Disc removed from file.
In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
Subjects:
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.

Taken from a folder originally marked as 'Antigone/Burial' by Heaney.

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: 55 pages; 1 disc.

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IV.ii.3. Annotated typescript draft of 'The Burial at Thebes',

2003.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Pages number [1]-55. Note on first page reads 'Draft Two - 26/11/03 (plus chorus roles)'. With an attached letter from Orla Flanagan, of the Abbey Theatre, and an attached disc marked 'The Burial at Thebes Draft 2 (+division of chorus)'. Disc removed from file.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:55 pages; 1 disc.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/244 (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.