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Theatre review: DruidShakespeare

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IN RECENT years Druid Theatre Company has shown itself the master of largescale theatrical projects with both DruidSynge and DruidMurphy. Yet in both cases it was dealing with playwrights in whose work it already had a deep grounding, writers and plays that could be said to be part of the company’s DNA.

Pro-gay marriage supporters to say why they are voting Yes

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Yes campaigners in the marriage equality referendum will speak on why they are voting Yes, as well as taking questions from the public, at an event being held this evening.

Druid Shakespeare details unveiled

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DRUID THEATRE Company has announced details for one of its most ambitious undertakings, DruidShakespeare, a fitting project to mark the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Arts Council is set to invest €2.6 million in Galway arts organisations

The Arts Council is to invest €2.6 million in Galway based arts organisations in 2015, with the Galway county and city council also to receive a grant of more than €76,000 for their arts services.

‘It’s the culmination of everything I have ever done’

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AN ELDERLY woman, rapidly going senile, lies bedridden, where, to the distress of her daughters, she persists in telling and re-telling a strange story, yet never comes close to finishing it.

Author Brian Martin on his new play for Druid

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DRUID THEATRE Company’s main contribution to this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Be Infants In Evil, the professional debut of Dublin-born playwright Brian Martin.

‘Outrageous’ - Galway Film Fleadh budget slashed by €2,000

Despite Galway’s bid to become an UNESCO City of Film, the Galway City Council has slashed almost €4,000 from grants to local film organisations, a move which has been described as “outrageous”.

Druid Theatre Company, the early years

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For many years theatre in Galway was represented by regular productions from An Taibhdhearc and occasional productions by the Dramatic Society in UCG. Occasionally, other groups appeared but they never seemed to survive for very long — The Lamplighters, The D And I, The Galway Little Theatre Company, etc. Most of these were enthusiastic amateurs who often put on memorable shows. In 1969 an attempt was made to introduce semi-professional theatre to the city with the formation of The Galway Repertory Theatre, and two years later Frank Bailey founded the Celtic Arts Theatre, but sadly, both of these companies were short lived.

Druid to premiere new Tom Murphy play

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Brigit, the new play by Tom Murphy, is to receive its world premiere in County Galway later this year, in a staging by Druid Theatre Company.

The Colleen Bawn - torn between two lovers

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ALL GOOD girls love a bad boy and Eily O’Connor, the ‘Colleen Bawn’, has two of them - her husband, Hardress Cregan who looks down on her; and local wide boy Myles na Coppaleen who wants to be more than friends.

 

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