Bullying has a long history in the world of Irish theatre

There’s a difference between being a director and being an autocrat

12th November, 2017
Michael Colgan outside the Gate Theatre in 2002. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Máire Nic Shiubhlaigh was one of the founding members of the Abbey Theatre. In January 1906, when William Butler Yeats was seeking to take control of the theatre, she was to the fore among the actors opposing him.

Yeats did not appreciate this. Nic Shiubhlaigh was “fiercely bullied” by him, records Robert Welch in his history of the Abbey. Nic Shiubhlaigh later recalled Yeats exploding at her, “his whole being shaken by fits of...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19

Insight Tina-Marie O'Neill 10 months ago

How the programme for government will shape housing

Insight Niall Byrne 10 months ago

Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt

Insight Todd G Buchholz 11 months ago

Comment: The recovery will be more U than V-shaped

Insight Larry Hatheway 11 months ago