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O'Brien, Edna.

"Virginia" playscript

circa 1981

Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F303

Creator: O'Brien, Edna.

Title: "Virginia" playscript

Inclusive Dates: circa 1981

Extent: 1 item (45 pp.)

Abstract: Typescript of Irish author Edna O'Brien's playscript, "Virginia," later published as Virginia: A Play.

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F303, Edna O'Brien, "Virginia" playscript, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099


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Purchase, 1990.


Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, March 2007.

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Biographical Note

Irish author Edna O'Brien (1930[?]–) is known primarily as a novelist. O'Brien has been described as "Ireland's most successful woman writer."


"O'Brien, Edna." Literature Online. (accessed March 26, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

This is a typed, bolt-bound, mimeographed playscript (New York: Studio Duplication Service, 1981) about Virginia Woolf, written by Edna O'Brien, an Irish author primarily known as a novelist. Her Virginia: A Play was published by Hogarth Press, London, in 1981.

Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
Topical Terms
English drama--Irish authors--20th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Scripts (documents)

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Detailed Contents List

Edna O'Brien "Virginia" playscript, circa 1981   [Box 15 F303]

Mimeographed typescript, 45 pp.