Ghost Light

Ghost Light

Book - 2011
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A collaborative effort between W. B. Yeats and resident playwright John Synge at the Abbey Theatre in 1907 gives way to a barrier-breaking affair with teen actress Molly Allgood, who after World War II looks back on her career and the great love of her life.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374161873
Branch Call Number: OCO
Characteristics: 246 p. ; 22 cm


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Mar 17, 2019

A highly imagined story of the relationship between Synge and Molly Allgood (stage name Maire O'Neill) and Molly's later life as a poor woman in London. Synge and Allgood's relationship was scandalous at the time as it crossed religious and class barriers. The novel also provides a certain look at the early days of the Abbey Theatre. A theatre should never be dark and a "ghost light" is left on for all the former actors, playwrights, directors and others when everyone else has left.

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