All Blog Posts Tagged 'Drama' (67)

Breithlá Shona Duit, W.B. Yeats!

I thought it was worth noting that today, June 13th, is the anniversary of the birth of Irish poet, W.B. Yeats.  William Butler Yeats was born on June 13, 1865 in Sandymount, County Dublin.  He would go on to be among the most influential writers in the 20th century -- not just in Ireland, but throughout the world.  He was a driving force behind the Irish…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on June 13, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Filmmaker Loach Again Takes Aim at Ireland's Capitalists

British filmmaker Ken Loach is turning his practiced muse and penetrating focus once again toward Ireland with a new film exploring the disabilities inflicted on Ireland's working classes, this time in the aftermath of Irish independence.

According to a report this week in…

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Added by Gerry Regan on May 3, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Come With Us to Cúirt

Established in 1985 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launched its 2013 programme on the 23rd of April.  This annual festival based in Galway continues to…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Friday at Cúirt: The Galway Experience in a Nutshell

As the Cúirt International Festival of Literature entered its third day, it became apparent early on that it was going to be a day in which one would be exposed to the true "Galway experience."  

The highlight of the day, for me, was the Literary Walk through Galway City.  This was a free event, and a large group of literature buffs…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Arizona International Film Festival - Irish Shorts

The Arizona International Film Festival is nearing its end for 2013. Tonight, attendees will be given a glimpse into Irish film with 7 Irish Shorts on offer including the Sundance Film Festival award Winner "Irish Folk Furniture" by Tony Donoghue.. Should be Mad craic tonight... The Shorts run the gamut from animation to sci-fi and docudrama:

Barry's Bespoke…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 25, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Q&A with 'Lockout' Playwright, Historian Ann Matthews

Historian Ann Matthews, author of “Renegades: Irish Republican Women 1900-1922,” understands intimately the kind of…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 19, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Irish 'Pirate Queen' Struts Stuff on Broadway

Irish 'Pirate Queen' Struts Stuff on Broadway

 

Two strong-willed women, one Irish, one English, and spirited choreography and music dominate new musical

By Patricia Jameson-Sammartano

Culture Editor /TheWildGeese.com

(First published in 2007) Enticing and energetic only begin to describe "The Pirate Queen," now on…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

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