University of Delaware Library

Reid, Christina, 1942-

"My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name?" playscript and theater program

circa 1989–1990


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F747


Creator: Reid, Christina, 1942-


Title: "My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name?" playscript and theater program


Inclusive Dates: circa 1989–1990


Extent: 2 items


Abstract: Playscript and theater program for Irish playwright Christina Reid's "My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name?" produced by the by the Yew Theater Company of Ireland.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F747, Christina Reid, "My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name?" playscript and theater program, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

F747, Box 48: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Gift of Bernard McKenna, September 2005.

Processing

Processed by Karalee Kopreski, October 2005. Encoded by Debra Johnson, March 2007.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library, http://www.lib.udel.edu/cgi-bin/askspec.cgi


Biographical Note

Irish playwright Christina Reid, also known as Amelia Reid, was born in Belfast in 1942. Most of her plays are set in her hometown and tell the stories of women's lives amid the social and political tumult of Northern Ireland. Reid has written seven plays that have been performed in Northern Ireland, England, and New York. In addition, she wrote several radio plays in the late 1980s. Reid was awarded the Ulster Television Drama award in 1980 for Did You Hear the One about the Irishman . . . ?, the Thames Television Playwriting award in 1983 for Tea in a China Cup, the George Devine Award in 1986 for The Belle of Belfast City, and the Giles Cooper Award in 1986 for The Last of a Dyin' Race.

Sources:

"Christina Reid." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC (accessed February 5, 2007).


Scope and Content Note

This small collection contains two undated items related to Christina Reid's play, My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name?, which was adapted from her radio play of the same title. The play consists of a dialogue between a Protestant loyalist and his granddaughter. Yew Theatre presented the world stage premiere of Christina Reid's My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name? at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 1989. This collection includes an undated playscript distributed by Alan Brodie Representation, International Creative Management (London), and a theater program for a production of the play by the Yew Theater Company of Ireland.


Selected Search Terms

Corporate Names
Yew Theatre Company Ireland.
Topical Terms
English drama--Irish authors--20th century--Sources.
Geographic Names
Northern Ireland--Drama--20th Century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Scripts (documents)
Programs.
Occupation
Playwrights.

Related Materials in this Repository

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


Detailed Contents List

"My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name?" playscript, circa 1989   [Box 48 F747]

Typescript with handwritten annotations, unbound with ICM paper covers, 118 pp. (121 leaves)

London: Alan Brodie Representation, International Creative Management, undated.

"My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name?" program, circa 1990   [Box 48 F747]

Theater program for Yew Theatre Company, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland.