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Well what a thrilling and wonderful weekend we had last Saturday and Sunday. Hurling has become the new game to watch, to reflect upon, to talk about, and to exult in the sheer strength and vitality of the players.
So many dreadful things appear to be happening throughout the world now.
Well, the story of the week was Ophelia. By the way, I looked up Ophelia and it comes from a Greek word meaning “help” – very appropriate, I think. Of course, it also was the name of Hamlet’s doomed lover in the play by Shakespeare.
A local woman, whose life was marred by tragedy but who went on to rebuild her life and make a major contribution to her community, has written her life story.
I am sure so many of you are heartbroken at the dreadful news of the carnage in Manchester. Twenty-two, mostly young people, at the Manchester Arena, killed and 59 injured, many of them seriously.
GALWAY'S JAMES Connolly Forum has set itself the task of 'Demystifying Hamlet' and explaining, in layman’s terms, the world of William Shakespeare’s tragedies with a public talk tomorrow at 7.30pm in The Western on Prospect Hill.
A FASCINATING and insightful book on four key Shakespeare tragedies, aimed at Leaving Cert and undergraduate students, theatregoers, and those who would like to ‘get’ Shakespeare, will be launched next week.
Tragedy and misfortune seem to be amplified the nearer they are to the Christmas season. Our reaction to news of the darkest kind at this time of year centres on the ruination of the occasion, the absence of friends, the destruction of memories and the fact that it careers into the path of a season that is ostensibly presented as one of joy and familial togetherness.
MONDAY MORNING at 10am, a Greek tragedy and a full house, this was the unlikely combination NUI Galway achieved for its inaugural Theatre Season with a fine production of Sophocles’ Electra.
Next Monday, a circus will descend on Galway. Media of all hue and definition will head west for a hearing that will be seen to set the agenda for a debate that has long divided this country. For more than a week, the focus of the country will be on the deliberations of a coroner and his witnesses in a case which has brought Galway to the attention of the world.