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IV.ii.1. Documentation relating to Heaney's writing a new version of Sophocles' play 'Antigone',

2002-2004.

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Contributors: Barnes, Ben
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Summary:Contains correspondence between Heaney and Ben Barnes, Artistic Director, Abbey Theatre, concerning the commissioning and writing of 'The Burial of Thebes'. Included is a fragment of the playscript, containing a re-working of the Chorus speeches, as forwarded to Barnes by Heaney, and Barnes' correspondence with Vassilis Karasmanis, Director of the European Cultural Centre, Delphi, concerning the Abbey production. Correspondence covers the period 5 December 2002-1 March 2004.
In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
Language:English
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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.

MS 49,493/242 (pp 11-12) have been copied and the copies inserted into the file, as the original manuscripts contained private information.

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: 15 items.

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IV.ii.1. Documentation relating to Heaney's writing a new version of Sophocles' play 'Antigone',

2002-2004.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Contains correspondence between Heaney and Ben Barnes, Artistic Director, Abbey Theatre, concerning the commissioning and writing of 'The Burial of Thebes'. Included is a fragment of the playscript, containing a re-working of the Chorus speeches, as forwarded to Barnes by Heaney, and Barnes' correspondence with Vassilis Karasmanis, Director of the European Cultural Centre, Delphi, concerning the Abbey production. Correspondence covers the period 5 December 2002-1 March 2004.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Language:English
Extent:15 items.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/242 (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.