The New Abbey Theatre
My feelings about this appointment are mixed. As a writer who has lived for fifteen years in the West1 it is quite a wrench to go and live again in a city. On the other hand, anyone who has ever worked for the Abbey will tell you of the sort of disease it engenders, a sort of love-hate relationship.
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- 2.Cf. ‘There is nothing in Ireland to encourage anybody to write a play, except his own dedication’ (Wesley Burrowes, ‘Writers Are Not Encouraged’, Irish Times (Dublin), 18 Mar 1968, p. 10).Google Scholar