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The Tales Of Hoffmann @ The Eye

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THE TALES Of Hoffmann is to receive a spectacular production by The Metropolitan Opera in New York, and be screened live via satellite to The Eye Cinema.

Caitlin and life with the Johns

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The four Macnamara children, John, Nicolette, Brigit and Caitlin, when abandoned by their father, must have sought some stability from their mother Yvonne. But she was distracted by her passion for Nora Summers, and was just not available. Instead they were scooped up by the artist Augustus John, and his mistress Dorelia McNeil, and, saying good-bye to Doolin, were brought to live in his rambling red-brick home in Dorset. At the end of a sweep of gravel, lost in rhododendrons and trees, Alderney Manor was surrounded by miles of moorland. It was an ideal and happy playground for young children.

A ‘fumble in a greasy till...’

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‘The proposal to build an art gallery over the River Liffey to house the donation to Dublin of Sir Hugh Lane's art collection has been strongly criticised by the businessman and newspaper proprietor, William Martin Murphy.

MacLiammóir’s magic captivates an innocent Galway

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Geraldine Neeson, whose family kept theatre people when they visited Cork, described Mícheál MacLiammóir ‘as beautiful as a young god’, and his companion Hilton Edwards as a man endowed ‘with exuberant spirit and all-embracing gestures,’ diplomatically hinting that perhaps he was somewhat less prepossessing.

Hypocrisy and its consequences

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HAMID ISMAILOV is an Uzbek writer who was forced to leave his native land in 1992. Torture in Uzbek jails apparently includes boiling of body parts along with the more commonplace use of electroshock on genitals and plucking off fingernails with pliers.

See new stage adaptation of Eugene Onegin

GALWAY’S ANAM Theatre company will bring another classic of Russian literature to the theatre stage with Alexander Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin as part of the Galway Theatre Festival.

Hawaii Five-O and streams of consciousness

DRIFTING UNDER The Moon, published by Dedalus Press, is the second book by Westport’s Ger Reidy. Unlike most poets, Reidy has a proper job – he is a civil engineer with the Mayo County Council.

Why are the initials of James Joyce missing from Coole’s famous tree?

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What would have happened to James Joyce had he come to the relative comforts of Coole, instead of opting for hardship and exile and the life of a wandering artist in Europe?

Portrait of a young poet at Moon’s Corner

IN A very real sense Gerald Dawe and Salmon Poetry’ Jessie Lendennie - the publisher of Dawe’s new book Catching the Light: Views & Interviews by Gerald Dawe - were the pioneers locally who showed us that literature is born in the here and now rather than in some misty idealised past.

Autumn Gathering hears how ‘ghosts’ saved the marriage of Ireland’s famous poet

One of the most unusual strategies ever used by a young wife to keep a faltering marriage together was employed by Mrs W B Yeats on their honeymoon.

 

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