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Orson Welles, the artist, and Ireland

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MARK COUSINS, the director of The Story of Film: An Odyssey and I Am Belfast, is coming to Galway to present his new documentary about Orson Welles, to be screened at the Pálás.

The lonely boy who landed on our shore

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It is possible that when the 16 years-old Orson Welles embarked from the SS Baltic in Galway Bay in August 1931, he visited the Taibhdhearc theatre. In any event, he struck up a friendship with a Galway actor. Two months later he visited the Gate Theatre in Dublin, and went backstage to see his friend. Clearly impressed by what he saw, he left a note for its founding partners, Mícheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards, boldly proclaiming ‘Orson Welles, star of the New York Theatre Guild, would consider appearing in one of your productions, and hopes you will see him for an appointment.’

 

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