Honoring one of Ireland’s greatest literary heroes, William Butler Yeats, in celebration of his 150th anniversary “Yeats on Stage: Down Off his Stilts” is being performed at the Morgan Library, in New York City.
On June 10, just three days before the 150th anniversary of the birth of Nobel Prize-winner William Butler Yeats readings and dramatic re-enactments from a selection of his most compelling plays, poems and letters will be performed at the Morgan Library. “Yeats on Stage: Down Off his Stilts” was edited and compiled by former Abbey Theatre literary director Aideen Howard and performed by actors from the Abbey Theatre, the National Theatre of Ireland.
The show provides insight into Yeats’ life and work during the period which culminated in the foundation of the Abbey. It is directed by Jim Culleton and produced by the Abbey Theatre with the support of the Consulate General of Ireland, New York.
A selection of Yeats’s letters and manuscripts from the Morgan’s collection will be on view in Mr. Morgan's Library at 6pm for program attendees.
When: Wednesday, 10th June at 7 p.m.
Where: Morgan Library, 225 Madison Avenue at East 36th Street, Manhattan.
For details and bookings visit www.themorgan.org or for more on Yeats 2015 here.