Posts Tagged ‘Abbey Theatre’

Weekly Comment:
Feminism, Equality, and
the Abbey Theatre

Next Sunday, Fordham University in New York will host a discussion about the inequalities women face in Irish theater in conjunction with the Waking the Feminists movement, a counterpoint to the Abbey Theatre’s “Waking the Nation” program aimed at drawing attention to the lack of female voices in Irish drama. “Waking the Nation,” a ten-playRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Irish New York Celebrates
Yeats’s 150th Birthday (Photos)

“They must go out of the theatre with the strength they live by strengthened from looking upon some passion that could, whatever its chosen way of life, strike down an enemy, fill a long stocking with money or move a girl’s heart,” W.B. Yeats once said. And indeed the audience that packed with 1,200 peopleRead more..

The Abbey:
110 Years, 110 Moments

In a fitting public tribute to Lady Gregory’s call for the Abbey Theatre “to bring upon the stage the deeper thoughts and emotions of Ireland,” the theater spent all of 2014 collecting memories from its own archives and audience members alike. The Abbey Theatre officially celebrated its 110th anniversary December 27th, the same date thatRead more..

Maeve’s House: A Journey Through the Years

Dublin’s famed Abbey Theatre has returned to New York with a new one-man show created and performed by Eamon Morrissey, veteran actor of the Irish stage and screen. Maeve’s House, which centers on the life and work of writer Maeve Brennan, is playing at the Irish Arts Center through November 10 (its run was recentlyRead more..

Fionnula Flanagan

A star of both the screen and the stage, Fionnula Flanagan was born in Dublin in 1941. She was raised speaking English and Irish, and studied acting at the renowned Abbey Theatre. In 1968 she made her Broadway debut playing Maggie in Brian Friel’s Lovers. During the U.S. tour of Lovers she met her husband,Read more..

Abbey Theatre Archives Go Digital

Dublin’s renowned Abbey Theatre and the National University of Ireland Galway announced an unprecedented digital archive partnership on October 22. The collaboration, which is the largest digital theater project ever undertaken, will entail the digitization of the  1.8 million items in the Abbey’s archives. The range of artifacts includes posters, programs and photographs, lighting plans,Read more..

Grant Aid for Abbey Theatre

Ireland’s Arts Council has announced that it will award the largest single grant in its history to the Abbey Theatre. The grant of 25.7 million euros (about $31.2 million) will be distributed over three years, and represents an increase of 43 percent in the theatre’s funding. Fiach Mac Conghail, the Director of the Abbey, calledRead more..

Sarandon and Robbins
on Stage at the Abbey Theatre

Susan Sarandon and her partner Tim Robbins recently took their play The Guys to Ireland. Written by Anne Nelson, The Guys, tells the true story of how the author helped a fire captain compose eulogies for eight of his firefighters who died on September 11. The play had a very successful run in New York and SarandonRead more..