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FROM THE lieder tradition in Germany to bands like Iron Maiden setting Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of The Ancient Mariner’ to music, there has long been a connection between literature and song.
“There are cases, in which more knowledge of more value may be conveyed by the history of a word than by the history of a campaign.” Indeed, this observation by Samuel Taylor Coleridge may be opened out to include not merely single words, but also aphorisms, metaphors, and short significant sayings. And one of the most striking of these is one he himself used in The Friend: "The dwarf sees farther than the giant, when he has the giant's shoulder to mount on."
Most people who care about poetry, hearing the name Samuel Taylor Coleridge, will think immediately of that wonderfully strange masterpiece, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Christabel, a ‘Gothic’ tale of a vampire-like woman, or, perhaps, Kubla Khan, that “vision in a dream”, possibly induced by the poet’s growing addiction to opium, but which is, nonetheless, a perfectly finished work of art.
AS SHAKESPEARE’S most complex, enigmatic, and ambiguous creation, Hamlet has inspired countless interpretations and commentaries, both within the field of theatre itself and in diverse areas of literature and scholarship.
A new show Mighty Tales begins at Árus na nGael, Dominick Street, on Monday December 15 at 8pm with a run of three days.