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IV.ii.12. Correspondence between Seamus Heaney and Lorraine Pintal, theatre director,

2003-2005.

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Contributors: Pintal, Lorraine
Summary:The correspondence relates to the Abbey Theatre's production of 'The Burial at Thebes', her direction of the play, his thoughts on casting and the subsequent translation of his text into French for a Montreal production. Correspondence dates from 21 December 2003 - 1 November 2005.
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.

Fax, dated 18 Dec. 2004, is printed out on the verso of a typescript draft of the poem 'Testimony'; fax, dated 18 December 2004, is printed out on the verso of a fragment typescript draft of the poem 'St. Kevin and the Blackbird'.

MS 49,493/253 pp 2, 4-5 and 9-10 have been copied and the copies inserted into the file, as the original manuscritps contained private contact 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: 10 items.

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IV.ii.12. Correspondence between Seamus Heaney and Lorraine Pintal, theatre director,

2003-2005.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:The correspondence relates to the Abbey Theatre's production of 'The Burial at Thebes', her direction of the play, his thoughts on casting and the subsequent translation of his text into French for a Montreal production. Correspondence dates from 21 December 2003 - 1 November 2005.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:10 items.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/253 (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.