IV.ii.13. Letter from Seamus Heaney to Prof. Marianne McDonald, of the University of San Diego,

2004.

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Contributors: McDonald, Marianne
Summary:Letter relates to his thoughts on being invited by the Abbey to write a new version of 'Antigone' and his intention of dedicating the translation to her. Letter dated 12 January 2004.
In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
Language:English
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.

MS 49,493/254 has been copied and the copy made available, as the original manuscript contains 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: 1 item.

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IV.ii.13. Letter from Seamus Heaney to Prof. Marianne McDonald, of the University of San Diego,

2004.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Letter relates to his thoughts on being invited by the Abbey to write a new version of 'Antigone' and his intention of dedicating the translation to her. Letter dated 12 January 2004.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Language:English
Extent:1 item.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/254 (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.