CollectionDublin University Players

Plays, lyrics, production notes, posters, programmes, reviews, reports and correspondence, including some from May Carey. Includes information on women as actresses, producers, set designers.

Also several song-sheets: 'Complaints II' , [6/24, c1951] an anonymous song, is the lament of a female student who came to Trinity in search of a university where women were not 'sequestered', and exams were easy, 'But when I came I found it was quite different, I never got a chance to test my power. For in Honours I was driven to contront Miss Otway Ruthvyn, And in Little-go the Lady Registrar. Can you tell me why I never have a viva With an interviewer of the stronger sex? Why do all the girls I know always get through Little-go, When all I get's another dam' Re-ex?'

Text of a revue written in 1949 [6/32], and produced in the Peacock Theatre by the Dublin University Players. Includes lines on the lack of a chorus in the opening number 'Most college girls these days are wives and mothers', a sketch about three women gossip columnists,
'I never lose chances of feminine boasts
About capable females appointed to posts,
And I cover the lectures of dim little dames
At dim little meetings with dim little aims'.
Also a version of Cinderella entitled 'Red Cinders'. 44 files of material.

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Repository NameIrish Theatre Archive
AddressDublin City Library 138-144 Pearse Street Dublin 2
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CommentThe Irish Theatre Archive comprises over 250 collections and 100,000 individual items. It is held at Dublin City Library.