Top, from left, Constance Markievicz; and the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Bottom, from left, Joseph Plunkett; Alice Milligan; and Thomas MacDonagh.  Main photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

From the early 1900s the development of the Abbey Theatre was accompanied by challenging alternatives, spearheaded by political activists. They inc(...)

The Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

An autographed theatre programme recently acquired by the UCD Library reminds us that even in a digital age, printed documents with ink inscrip(...)