Search Results for 'George Bernard Shaw'

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‘A glimpse into another age and another way of doing things’

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IN HER day she was called “the greatest living Irishwoman” by no less than George Bernard Shaw, and six of the more than 40 plays written by that woman are to be performed by Druid Theatre Company throughout her native County Galway.

‘That rapture of friendship that so possessed and satisfied me.’

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In 1911 the successful and popular Theodore Roosevelt had recently completed his two-terms as president, but was still a man of incomparable influence, when the Abbey Theatre opened in New York on Monday November 27.

‘You have given me the right to call myself an artist’

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Not only is it interesting to see the initials of the people Lady Gregory admired on her ‘Hall of Fame’, the famous autograph tree at Coole Park, Co Galway, it is perhaps more interesting to see the names she leaves out.

The names on the Autograph Tree at Coole

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It may seem out of place that the name Robert (known as Robbie) Ross is associated with probably the best known literary monument in Ireland, namely the autograph tree at Coole Park. With the exception of two soldiers’ names, all 24 others are poets, writers and artists all of whom Lady Gregory believed were worthy to be included in her particular and original ‘hall of fame.’

‘I am bloody, raw, nerves hanging out all over the place.’

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If Sylvia Plath was hoping for some kind of rapprochement between herself and her husband Ted Hughes during their brief stay with the late Richard Murphy at Cleggan, Co Galway, in September 1962, she was to be quickly disillusioned. In fact she would be abandoned, and plunged into despair. Yet following a visit to Coole Park, and Thoor Ballylee, Sylvia was to take away a spiritual connection with the poet WB Yeats, and a feeling of peace in the tragic build up to her suicide some five months later.

Rathkip/Shanaghy community celebrate milestone with new book on history of the area

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Ballina’s Rathkip/Shanaghy Residents' Association will mark a quarter of a century in existence with the launch of a specially-commissioned book The People of Rathkip/Shanaghy, Ballina – 1855 and Beyond, chronicling hundreds of years of local history on September 28.

Master class in playwriting at twentyfifth Autumn Gathering

To mark the 25th anniversary of the annual Lady Gregory-Yeats Autumn Gathering at Coole Park and Thoor Ballylee, playwright Marina Carr, and academic Melissa Sihra, will conduct a playwriting workshop at Thoor Ballylee.

'A small, fast ferry in the west; it would be right up your street'

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A WELL Spent Smile is the title of an engaging collection of poetry recently published by Robert Hilton, captain of The Aran Flyer ferry. The ups and downs of Hilton’s long seafaring life infuse poems that are sometimes funny, sometimes serious, and constantly a pleasure to read.

Maelíosa Stafford - 'A big trip down memory lane'

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A STAR-studded line-up of Taibhdhearc performers from past, present – and future - come together for the gala celebration [email protected] tomorrow, Friday October 26, and Saturday October 27, to mark the 90th birthday of ‘the grand old dame of Middle Street’.

[email protected] - a major celebration for a major birthday

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AN TAIBHDHEARC, the city’s oldest theatre and the national Irish language theatre of Ireland, is about to celebrate its 90th birthday with [email protected], a star-studded show, to be directed by Maolíosa Stafford.

 

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