Digitised Abbey Theatre archive exhibition due to open at NUI Galway [The Irish Times]

Scrapbooks kept by Lady Gregory, hundreds of set and costume designs, and an original prompt script for Sean O’Casey’s The Plough And The Stars are among over a million Abbey Theatre artefacts which are being digitised by NUI Galway (NUIG).

The project, billed as the largest digital theatre archive in the world, involves records of 1,500 plays, the work of 4,000 actors, the lines of 70,000 characters, a million pages of print and handwritten notes, and 133 years of history.

The first exhibition of the work will be viewed by Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn this morning, when he opens NUIG’s new Hardiman Research Building for humanities and social sciences.

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Plus, the exhibition got some coverage on Morning Ireland today…

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