Great Days at the Abbey
Two actors who were with the Abbey company before the First World War live in Hollywood today: Arthur Shields (brother of Barry Fitzgerald) and J. M. Kerrigan. Both have vivid memories of the early years of the company. Arthur Shields recalls: ‘The Method? I don’t know whether you’d call it the Method or not, but we based our acting on observation of real characters we saw around us.
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- 1.For more on him see W. A. Henderson, ‘The Success of Mr Kerrigan’, Evening Herald (Dublin), 26 Apr 1913, p. 6;Google Scholar
- Liam O’Briain, ‘Joe Kerrigan’, Irish Bookman (Dublin), 2 (Oct–Nov 1947) 69–71.Google Scholar
- 2.On Shields see also Marion Fitzgerald, ‘Arthur Shields Remembers’, Irish Digest (Dublin), 82 (Dec 1964) 51–3, repr. in this book, pp. 156–8.Google Scholar