Ernest Blythe at The Queen’s

For many Ernest Blythe is synonymous with the promotion of Irish language plays at the Abbey Theatre. His involvement with the theatre is long-lived from his interventions to procure a state subsidy for the theatre in the 1920’s, his enthusiasm for the establishment of the Peacock theatre in 1927 and his long service as Managing Director from 1941 to 1967. Here he is depicted in the Queen’s Theatre during rehearsals.

To hear more on his time with the Abbey Theatre listen here to a podcast from our Oral History Project here.

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