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MacLiammóir’s magic captivates an innocent Galway

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Geraldine Neeson, whose family kept theatre people when they visited Cork, described Mícheál MacLiammóir ‘as beautiful as a young god’, and his companion Hilton Edwards as a man endowed ‘with exuberant spirit and all-embracing gestures,’ diplomatically hinting that perhaps he was somewhat less prepossessing.

Irish drama scholars gather in Galway for international conference

Leading scholars of Irish drama will gather in Galway this week for the Irish Society for Theatre Research annual conference.

Irish drama scholars gather in Galway for international conference

Leading scholars of Irish drama will gather in Galway this week for the Irish Society for Theatre Research annual conference.

Aisling O’Sullivan on the challenge of Big Maggie

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MAGGIE POLPIN, the central character of John B Keane’s Big Maggie, is one of the author’s most memorable creations and Druid’s new production of the play sees one of Ireland’s finest actresses, Aisling O’Sullivan, take on the role.

A heavy shadow over Coole

In Roy Foster’s impressive biography of WB Yeats* he tells an interesting anecdote concerning the sinking of the RMS Lusitania off the Cork coast on May 7 1915. The Galway writer Violet Martin (the second half of the caustic but amusing Sommerville and Ross duo), was walking by the sea near Castletownshend, Co Cork, when she saw the Lusitania pass in ‘beautiful weather’. Half and hour later, as the ship steamed passed the Old Head of Kinsale on her way to Liverpool, it was torpedoed by a German U-boat. Nearly 2,000 people perished.

 

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