Presented at the Abbey Theatre on Sunday 15th and Sunday, 22nd May, 1949 at 8 p.m.
by The Lyric Theatre Company.
|Summary:||Theatre programme issued to accompany performances of 'Deirdre' A Tragedy in one act by W.B. Yeats and 'The Linnaun Shee' A Fantastic Comedy by George Fitzmaurice. With performances of poetry during the 12 minuted interval. Production of 'The Linnaun Shee' by Evelyn MacNeice. Setting by Desmond Greene. Production of 'Deirdre' by Shelah Richards and Sybil Le Brocquy. Decor by Carl Bonn and harp music by Rhoda Coghill. Lighting devised by Udolphus Wright. "The cover design for this programme is by Norah McGuinness". With a list of patrons of the Lyric Theatre printed on verso [p. 4], which includes Dorothy Macardle, Rutherford Mayne, Lord Moyne, Frank Hugh O'Donnell, P.S. O'Hegarty and Jack B. Yeats, amongst others. Printed underneath the list of patrons is the following - "The Directors of the Abbey Theatre have kindly given a grant to help this performance. The Lyric Theatre, which is under the direction of Austin Clarke, wishes to thank all its' Patrons. This is the only dramatic unit which specialises solely in poetic drama, and its direct aim is to maintain the imaginative tradition of the Irish Theatre, which the poets of the literary revival made famous'. |
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Theatre > Ireland > History > 20th century
Theatre > Ireland > Dublin > 20th century
|Notes:||Two copies of this programme are held in the Department of Ephemera. |
Physical description: 1 programme (1 sheet, folded into  pp.) : b&w ill., 25 x 18.7 cm.
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