Plays under consideration

This page from the Abbey Theatre submission logbook provides a snap-shot of the numerous plays submitted for consideration. Submissions range from the nearby City Bakery on Store Street, Dublin to addresses in London, Manchester and Glasgow. As the ‘Result’ column reveals most authors were unsuccessful. There is one notable exception, namely the seventh entry which was Seán O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars written at 422 North Circular Road, Dublin. In the case of Paul V. O’Carroll, his play was sent to Lady Gregory for consideration but we are unaware of any production of the play. It took a mere five years for his first Abbey production. The Watched Pot was presented on 17th November 1930 by the Abbey Theatre School of Acting.

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