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Players & Painted Stage: The Leonard L. Milberg Collection of Irish Theater

on display in the Firestone Library

To mark the acquisition of the Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Collection of Irish Theater, the Princeton University Library has prepared an exhibition that will feature approximately 220 items from the collection, including first and significant editions of the playwrights’ published scripts, broadsides, manuscripts, playbills, and posters. 

Exhibition highlights include a typescript of “The Cooing of Doves,” an unpublished one-act play by Sean O’Casey that was rejected by the Abbey Theatre and later became the second act of The Plough and the Stars; the original playbill for the 1956 production of The Quare Fellow by Brendan Behan; and the 1952 edition of Samuel Beckett’s En attendant Godot, pièce en deux actes, along with the first French program.