By Robert Hogan
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The Abbey's stock answer to the frequent criticisms of the poverty of its recent repertoire is that no good plays have been submitted. However, Seamus Kelly, the astringent drama critic of The Irish Times, has written: "Good plays are not scarce. In very recent times small theatre groups in Dublin have produced three which should have demanded production by the Abbey, and would, one feels confident, have got Abbey production in Yeats's time. They were The Purple Path to the Poppy Fields by Maurice Meldon; The Quare Fellow by Brendan Behan; and Waiting for Godot by the Dubliner Samuel Beckett.
23 However, as water can finally wear away even a granite pre-Celtic 16 SHADOW OR SUBSTANCE OF ATHEATRE dolmen (to which he has also been compared), so criticism has finally worn away Mr. Blythe, at least to the extent that he has published a pamphlet called The Abbey Theatre which meets all of the important criticisms raised against his policy over the years. I myself am not an apologist for Blythe; I think his directorship is largely responsible for the theatre's deterioration. But some criticisms of his policy have been motivated by those typically Dublinish qualities of spleen and envy, and the pamphlet makes clear that there are points in his favor.
COLONEL (delightedly): Right! I say, jolly good! Bog —dog. Damn fine! Love bogs and dogs. On you go. Another verse. MR. MCCLEERY: I'm just working at the next one. I —well —I — I haven't quite got the idea for the next one. COLONEL (enthusiastically): Well. Extraordinary. Yes. Jolly good idea. Now let me see. We're out in the bog. Yes. I have it! Next verse. Grouse. Drive. Butts. Grouse coming over you with a following wind. 90 miles an hour. Grand! Next verse. Get into the butts. Describe the grouse coming over with the wind.