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Amateur Theatricals

Dublin Core

Title

Amateur Theatricals

Description

Somerville and Ross were both keen amateur dramatists. In 1874 Somerville wrote her own rhyming verse Pantomimic play, ‘Choral’, based on the fairy tale, ‘Sleeping Beauty’. ‘Choral’ was first performed in 1887 by the Somerville and Coghill families in Castletownshend’s Village Hall and Somerville later revised the play in September 1916 to be performed at her home, Drishane House. Somerville and Ross also appear to have taken a keen interest in the plays staged by the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and Ross, in particular, attended several Abbey and other Revivalist productions between 1901 and 1905 (and then again in 1909 with Somerville) at the behest of Lady Gregory.

Source

MS 17

Publisher

Special Collections & Archives, Queen's University Belfast

Rights

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Relation

Somerville & Ross Collection MS 17

Format

JPEG ; text

Language

eng

Identifier

MS 17
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Coverage

1858-1949

Collection

Citation

“Amateur Theatricals,” Special Collections & Archives, Queen's University Belfast, accessed September 20, 2017, http://omeka.qub.ac.uk/items/show/129.