University of Delaware Library

MacMahon, Bryan, 1909-

"The Gap of Life" : play

circa 1971


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F829


Creator: MacMahon, Bryan, 1909-


Title: "The Gap of Life" : play


Inclusive Dates: circa 1971


Extent: 1 item (15 pp.)


Abstract: An inscribed mimeographed typescript of Bryan MacMahon's play, The Gap of Life.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F829, Bryan MacMahon, "The Gap of Life" : play, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099

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

Purchase, May 2008.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, May 2008.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Irish playwright and writer Bryan MacMahon was born in Listowel, County Kerry in 1909. He has written numerous novels, short stories, pageants, radio features, plays and television scripts. His plays include The Bugle in the Blood (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, 1949); The Song of the Anvil (The Abbey Theatre, 1960); The Honey Spike (The Abbey Theatre, 1961); The Master; Jack Furey; The Death of Biddy Early; The Time of the Whitethorn and The Gap of Life. He was awarded a LL.D (hon.causa) from National University of Ireland in 1972. He was President of Irish PEN, a committee member of the Academy of Irish Letters, and a member of Aosdána. Bryan MacMahon died in 1998.

Sources:

"Bryan MacMahon." Irish Writers Online. http://irishwriters-online.philipcasey.com/bryanmacmahon.html (accessed June 30, 2008).


Scope and Content Note

A mimeographed typescript of Bryan MacMahon's play, "The Gap of Life." The typescript is inscribed on the title page by MacMahon: "For Jack O'Reilly, with every good wish, as ever, Bryan MacMahon. Little Christmas Day (6th January) 1972."


Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
Dramatists, Irish--20th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Plays (document genre)

Related Materials in this Repository

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


Detailed Contents List

Bryan MacMahon "The Gap of Life" : play, circa 1971   [Box 55 F829]

1 item (15 pp.)

A mimeographed typescript of Bryan MacMahon's play, The Gap of Life. The typescript is inscribed on the title page by MacMahon: "For Jack O'Reilly, with every good wish, as ever, Bryan MacMahon. Little Christmas Day (6th January) 1972."