A scene from Christ Deliver Us! by Thomas Kilroy, 2010.

Aoife Duffin in the Abbey Theatre world premiere of Christ Deliver Us! by Thomas Kilroy.

A Sense of Freedom Arts Drama Irish drama Theatre Production and direction Kilroy, Thomas Actors Duffin, Aoife Religion Catholicism History Communities

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A scene from an Abbey Theatre production of The Playboy of the Western World, 1924.

Maureen Delany, Arthur Shields and Sara Allgood in a scene from the Abbey Theatre production of The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge.

A Sense of Freedom Arts Drama Irish drama Theatre Production and direction Synge, J. M. (John Millington), 1871-1909 Manners and customs Country life Communities Actors Delaney, Maureen, 1888-1961 Shields, Arthur, 1896-1970 Allgood, Sara, 1883-1950

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A scene from Brian Friel's Philadelphia, Here I Come!, 1982.

Gerard McSorley, Stephen Brennan and Marie Kean in a scene from the 1982 Abbey Theatre production of Brian Friel's Philadelphia, Here I Come!

A Sense of Freedom Arts Drama Irish drama Friel, Brian Theatre History Social history Emigration and immigration Families Actors McSorley, Gerard Brennan, Stephan Kean, Marie, 1918-1993

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A scene from Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, 1990.

Scene from the world premiere of Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, Abbey stage, 1990.

A Sense of Freedom Arts Drama Irish drama Theatre Production and direction Friel, Brian History Social history Poverty Families Communities Religion Catholicism

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Poster for Mothers by May Cluskey, 1977.

Poster for the 1977 Peacock Theatre production of Mothers by May Cluskey. Poster photography by Fergus Bourke.

A Sense of Identity Arts Drama Irish drama Theatre Production and direction Cluskey, May Women Mothers

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Opening night programme for the Abbey Theatre, 1904.

Programme for the opening night of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin on 27th December 1904.

A Sense of Identity Arts Drama Irish drama Theatre Production and direction Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932 Synge, J. M. (John Millington), 1871-1909

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Costume design for Cuchulain from On Baile's Strand by William Butler Yeats.

Costume design, by Charles Ricketts, for the character of Cuchulain in the 1915 production of On Baile's Strand by William Butler Yeats, at the Little Theatre, London.

A Sense of Identity Arts Drama Irish drama Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 Mythology Mythology, Celtic Legends Cuchulain (Legendary character) Manners and customs Clothing and dress Costumes Celtic Revival Celtic influences

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A scene from Kathleen Ni Houlihan by William Butler Yeats, 1902.

Scene from the world premiere of Kathleen Ni Houlihan by William Butler Yeats, Molesworth Street Hall, Dublin, 1902. Maud Gonne is depicted on the extreme right as the eponymous character.

A Sense of Identity Arts Drama Irish drama Celtic Revival Celtic influences Production and direction Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 Gonne, Maud, 1866-1953

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Abbey Theatre tour programme, 1906.

Programme for an Abbey Theatre tour to the King's Theatre, Glasgow in 1906.

A Sense of Place Arts Drama Irish drama Theatre History Theatrical companies Abbey Theatre Company

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Abbey Theatre tour programme, 1912.

Programme for performances on 4th March 1912 by the Abbey Theatre Company at the Plymouth Theatre, Boston.

A Sense of Place Arts Drama Irish drama Theatre History Theatrical companies Abbey Theatre Company

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