Here a detail from an Abbey Theatre programme gives an insight into the Acting company of the day. Images of seven company members are displayed along with details of their names for referencing in the cast list. At this time the majority of the acting company were credited in the programme by the Irish version of their names. However some of the older company members such as Eileen Crowe and Harry Brogan were so well known by the English version of their names that no change was necessary. Others like Micheál O hAonghusa and Peadar O Luain are known at this time by the Irish version of their name. For Kathleen Barrington, Derry Power and Bill Foley both versions are listed.
For more information on the Abbey Theatre Company listen to our podcast as part of the Abbey Theatre Oral History Project here.