Scrapbook relating to the theatre in Dublin, 1920-1923, especially the British Empire Shakespeare Company (Dublin Branch), the Dublin Drama league, and the Abbey Theatre. Indexed.

Programmes, photographs and reviews. These include:
A review of Brieux's 'The Three Daughters of M. Dupont', produced at the Abbey in 1922, has: 'There is face the problem of deliberate childlessness. Yet the reverse side of that, as in Julie's case, is equally immoral......for Julie's sole object in marrying a man whom she disliked, whose very touch was disgusting to her, was to have children.'

In a review of an evening at the Abbey attended by political prisoners recently returned from British gaols in 1922, there is a description of a piece by St John Ervine, 'The Land of the Saints and How to Get Out of It', in which 'The most disturbing line she [Miss Eileen Kelly] spoke was ''From what I can see of marriage, the most a woman can hope is that the time will pass quick.'' The female portion of the audience laughed the loudest'.

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Repository NameIrish Theatre Archive
AddressDublin City Library 138-144 Pearse Street Dublin 2
EircodeD02 HE37
Telephone(01) 222-4996
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CommentThe Irish Theatre Archive comprises over 250 collections and 100,000 individual items. It is held at Dublin City Library.