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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.

Lady Gregory to get the Druid treatment

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IT HAPPENED with Tom Murphy, it happened with JM Synge, it happened with Shakespeare. Now it is the turn of one of the major lights of the Irish Literary Revival - Lady Gregory - to get a Druid cycle.

‘The old lady was a holy terror’

Ireland’s greatest short story writer is probably the late Frank O’Connor (1903-1966). Born in Cork city, his autobiography An Only Child (1961) is ironically a celebration of his vivacious but fastidious mother, and their survival from his alcoholic, and at times brutal, father.

 

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