Ref NoT26/40
TitleDancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel
DescriptionFiles of items relating to production of "Dancing at Lughnasa" by Brian Friel, directed by Patrick Mason at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, designed by Joe Vaněk. Materials relates to original production at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and also theTony-Award winning Broadway production, and later subsequent productions.
File 1 includes a folder (Abbey Theatre branded) including colour polaroid photographs of furniture items for use on set in Dancing at Lughnasa with captions by Vanek; printed flyer from the Irish tour of the play, with details of all venues and dates; printed invitation from Noel Pearson to a post-opening night party following the Broadway opening of the play; black and white photographic print from Dancing at Lughnasa, featuring Jane Brennan and [Anna Healy]; Letter on Dancing at Lughnasa headed paper, sgned by Noel Pearson to Joe Vanek in thanks for all work on "the journey to Broadway. . ." (24 Oct 1991). File also Includes draft poster; photographic print of field of wheat, and also assorted colour photographs, 6 inch X 4 inch, from production of the play at Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Also review of the play taken from Time magazine, 4 Nov 1991.
Theatre programmes from productions of Dancing at Lughnasa at Gaiety Thetare Dublin Spring 1993, National Theatre London; [1992]; Flyer mounted on card backing-board from Oxford Playhouse production, Spring/Summer 1992; Season programme from Melbourne Theatre Company, the Sydney Theatre Compnay and the Bristol Old Vic. Also photocopy of Drama Desk Award Nomination Certificate 1991-1992 for Joe Vanek for "Outstanding Set Design" for Dancing at Lughnasa.
File 2 includes press coverage of the Tony Awards ceremony and the awards won by Dancing at Lughnasa for Brian Friel, Patrick Mason and Brid Brennan, as well as wider articles and US reviews of the play. Also includes interview with Joe Vanek about his work on design for the play.
Date1990-1992
FormatPrinted document
Extent2 files, c. 200pp
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