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Anonymous. Robinson Crusoe. Anonymous. Robinson Crusoe. Ireland’s Greatest Pantomime. Dublin, Gaiety Theatre, 1974. 10.5 cm x 22 cm. 12 pages. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes the following sections: Maureen Potter / Danny Cummins / Michael O’Dea / Vernon Hayden / Barbara Brennan / Cecil Nash / Ursula Doyle / Thelma Ramsey / Edward Ward-Mills / George Henry / Captain Hanson’s Chimpanzees / The Tangier Troupe / Cast List / Synopsis of Scenes.

″The Gaiety Theatre is a theatre on South King Street in Dublin, Ireland, off Grafton Street and close to St. Stephen’s Green. It specialises in operatic and musical productions, with occasional dramatic shows.” (Wikipedia)

″Maureen Potter was born in Dublin and educated at St. Mary’s school in Fairview. She had a long career in Irish theatre, mainly as Ireland’s première comedienne, but also as a straight actress. She was a regular performer at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin and for many years starred in Christmas pantomime. She became the first star to have a bronze cast of her handprints outside the theatre” (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Ephemera, Gaiety Theatre, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Plays, Pantomime, Theatre

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Ashton, Two Historical Plays: The Battle of Aughrim, or the Fall of Monsieur St. Ashton, Robert / Michelburne, John. Two Historical Plays: The Battle of Aughrim, or the Fall of Monsieur St. Ruth / Ireland Preserved, or the Siege of Londonderry. Dublin, C.M. Warren, No date [c.1880] 9 cm x 14 cm. 144 pages. Softcover / Original, titled brochure. Good condition with signs of external wear. Damage to corners of front page. Spotting on page edges, front and rear page and several pages within. Otherwise clean inside and intact.

Robert Ashton; author of Battle of Aughrim or the Fall of Monsieur St. Ruth, a verse tragedy in five acts, first seen in 1728; Dublin edns. of Aughrim in 1756, 1771, 1777, 1780, 1784, 1814, 1839, 1841; another in Strabane, 1785, and one in Limerick, 1819; often printed with Michelburne’s Siege of London-Derry; also wrote unprinted comedy, Love is the Conqueror, and is the prob. author of Congratulatory Poem to Dean Swift (1725), Poem in Honour of the Royal Society of Journeymen Shoemakers (1726), and Poem on the Birth-day of Her Late Majesty Queen Anne (1726), all printed in Dublin as folio sheets by a student of TCD; The Battle of Aughrim, called ‘the Ulster folk play par excellence’ (J. R. R. Adams), was revived in Camden Town, London, in 1990.” (Ricorso)

″Colonel John Michelburne offers, in his 1705 play Ireland Preserv’d or the Siege of Londonderry Together with the Troubles of the North, a carefully observed and highly entertaining account of the Jacobite invasion of Ulster in 1689.The author is an unusual example of a Protestant colonist and Williamite soldier who not only formed an undying attachment to his adoptive home but also earned near saintly status in Irish folklore.” (Northernirelanddotorg)

Keywords: 18th Century Literature, 19th Century, Irish Drama, Irish History, Irish Literature, Ulster

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O Suileabhain- Taidbhdhearc na Gaillimhe O Suileabhain, Micheal Eoin. Taidbhdhearc na Gaillimhe. [Galway Theatre] Sciúrtóir na Léirite, Proinnsias Mac Diarmada, no year (c.1928). 17.8cm x 12.2cm. 2 page folded cardboard. Original illustrated softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Probably card for opening play of the theatre.

Stiurthoiri: Seamus De Bhilmot (Cathaoirleach – Manager) An t-Ollamh Liam O Briain; Captin Sean O Conhubhair/ An t-Ollamh D. O Murchadha.

Keywords: Irish Plays

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O'Toole, Man Alive - A Comedy in Three Acts. O’Toole, James. Man Alive – A Comedy in Three Acts. Dublin, Allen Figgis, 1962. Small Octavo. 120 pages. Original hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Exlibris of preowner on endpaper.

Keywords: Irish Plays, Irish Theatre

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