Stephen Rea's Field Day

This posting is in honor of Stephen Rea’s brilliant performance at the Public Theater in Kicking a Dead Horse.

Rare Books and Special Collections holds a large collection of Irish theater plays, playbills, posters, and manuscripts given by Leonard L. Milberg in honor of the Irish poet and Princeton professor Paul Muldoon.

Shown here is a poster from an early production by Stephen Rea’s Field Day Theatre Company, The Cure at Troy written by Seamus Heaney and directed by Stephen Rea. His company also originated the production of Translations by Brian Friel. Field Day now publishes books.

For more information on the Irish Theater Collection, see the website Here is a finding aid to the posters:

Coming in 2011, a new collection of Irish novels.