William Butler Yeats
This play was later rewritten in Ballad Metre by Yeats and presented under the title The Green Helmet, at the Abbey Theatre on the 10th February 1910.
A bitter argument arises between a band warriors over ownership of a golden helmet. Cuchulain offers his life for the helmet and is thus ultimately deemed most worthy of it.
13 March 1908
Produced by Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach
Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach
The Golden Helmet and the Green Helmet: Manuscript Materials by W.B. Yeats. Edited by William P. Hogan
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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.
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