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CSC to Present SOUNDING BECKETT, 9/14 - 23

CSC to Present SOUNDING BECKETT, 9/14 - 23 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

SOUNDING BECKETT - a singular evening of theater and music that pairs three plays by Samuel Beckett from his."ghost period" with new works by contemporary composers written expressly in response to those plays - will be presented September 14-23 at the Classic Stage Company (136 E. 13 St.) in Manhattan.

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The Irish Literary Times

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The Irish Literary Times provides up-to-date coverage of Irish literary news and events in a magazine format via articles available online.

 

The site is curated by Gerard Beirne an Irish poet and novelist now living in Canada. His new novel is Charlie Tallulah (Oberon Press). His most recent collection of poetry is Games of Chance:A Gambler`s Manual (Oberon Press). His novel The Eskimo in the Net (Marion Boyars Publishers) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and was selected by the Literary Editor of the Daily Express  as his Book of the Year “scandalously ignored by the Man Booker judges...”.

 

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Ballyturk, National Theatre (Lyttelton), London - Financial Times

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Walsh is Beckett's heir as an Irish playwright who repeatedly ploughs the same bleak furrow.
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IMRAM programme 2014

IMRAM Féile Litríochta Gaeilge 2014 Irish-language Literature Festival 9–18 Deireadh Fómhair/October 2014 featuring Amhráin na Saoirse: Tionscadal Bob Marley / Redemption Songs: The Bob Marley Project (I'm giving a guest lecture on Irish Poetry @IrishWritersCtr...
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Samuel Beckett season for Barbican 2015 - Official London Theatre

Samuel Beckett season for Barbican 2015 - Official London Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Samuel Beckett season for Barbican 2015 Official London Theatre Samuel Beckett will take centre stage at the Barbican Theatre next year when the London venue stages a season of plays celebrating the Irish playwright's work as part of its 2015...
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Theatre review: Brigit/Bailegangaire

Instructively, the first dramatic action in Brigit is the sudden, magical flaring up of the hearth onstage. This most elemental of metaphors, fire, is key to both plays — at once the tragic weight of Mommo’s confession in Bailegangaire and yet a symbol of creative redemption in Brigit. In the latter, we movingly witness the sparks flying off Seamus’s chisel as he sharpens it on a grinding wheel.

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Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains, by Dave Lordan

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The title (and first) poem of Dave Lordan’s new collection (his third) opens with a confident assertion of the creative power of the poet’s faith: ‘I believe in them, so they do exist’. That faintl...
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Pan Pan Theatre Brings Beckett's EMBERS to BAM Tonight - Broadway World

Pan Pan Theatre Brings Beckett's EMBERS to BAM Tonight Broadway World In addition to directing all of Pan Pan's productions he has directed Tom Johnson's The Four-Note Opera, Carmen and The (Little) Magic Flute for Opera Theatre Company, as well as...
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Ballyturk review: Cillian Murphy stars in enthralling blend of bizarre delights - Express.co.uk

Ballyturk review: Cillian Murphy stars in enthralling blend of bizarre delights - Express.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Express.co.uk Ballyturk review: Cillian Murphy stars in enthralling blend of bizarre delights Express.co.uk Put that way, Enda Walsh's new play is no barrel of laughs – like his fellow Irish playwright Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot, maybe,...
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Philadelphia, Here I Come!, 50 years on | Boston College-Ireland | 26 Sept 2014

Philadelphia, Here I Come!,  50 years on | Boston College-Ireland | 26 Sept 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A round-table discussion about Brian Friel's landmark play, hosted by UCD and Boston College-Ireland
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RTÉ Arena - essay by Sara Baume

The RTÉ Radio Player lets you listen live and catch up on all of the broadcasts and podcasts from the RTÉ family of radio services. Programmes and podcasts are listed on the RTÉ Radio Player for 28 days after broadcast
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THE QUESTION OF IRISH IDENTITY IN THE WRITING OF W. B. YEATS AND JAMES JOYCE

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Letter said Brendan Behan ‘not amenable to any law or order’

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Supervisor appealed for his dismissal from painting job
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Your Rivers Have Trained You - Portrait of Eamonn Wall

EAMONN WALL: Your Rivers Have Trained You is a portrait of one of Ireland’s leading poets. Filmed in Eamonn’s native homeplace, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland,…
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Joycean Character Comes Alive in 'riverrun' - New York Times

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Don't expect much illumination from “riverrun,” an agile and gnomic solo show by the Irish performer Olwen Fouéré presented at BAM Fisher part of the Next Wave Festival.
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Paris Review – Stalking Seán O’Casey, Sam Stephenson

Paris Review – Stalking Seán O’Casey, Sam Stephenson | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Today is the fiftieth anniversary of Irish playwright Seán O’Casey’s death. Sam Stephenson tracks his appearances in W. Eugene Smith’s archive.
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Review: 'A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing,' by Eimear McBride - Washington Post

Review: 'A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing,' by Eimear McBride - Washington Post | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: 'A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing,' by Eimear McBride Washington Post Americans finally have a chance to see what all the fuss is about over Eimear McBride's “A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing.” Its success has the makings of a minor literary...
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Uncovering a Hidden History by Nessa O'Mahony

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How Samuel Beckett Used Language to Stage the Invisible

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at Samuel Beckett - And His Staging of the Invisible - Everything you need to know about Seattle theater is in The Stranger. Theater and performance calendar, Stranger staff picks, Brendan Kiley, and theater reviews every week!
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Bram Stoker Festival 2014 - Dublin's annual celebration of Bram Stoker

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'Ballyturk': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter

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His spirit again informs Walsh's latest tragicomic fairy tale, which seems designed to illustrate the paradox that life is both unbearably miserable and far too short.
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Enda Walsh: 'Pure theatre animal' explores solitude and the void below

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Lauded Irish playwright and screenwriter mixes physical comedy and verbal energy to delve into the subtext of lonely lives ([Guardian-UK] Enda Walsh: 'Theatre animal' explores our roles, solitude and the void below: Lauded Irish play...
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Frank O'Connor: Gamekeeper turned poacher - Irish Examiner

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Frank O'Connor: Gamekeeper turned poacher Irish Examiner Frank O'Connor, who lends his name to the world's richest prize for a short story collection at this week's Cork International Short Story Festival, was an eloquent critic of the censorship...
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[UPDATE] JOYCE, YEATS AND THE REVIVAL

[UPDATE] JOYCE, YEATS AND THE REVIVAL | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Joyce, Yeats and the Revival: The VIII James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome
Università Roma Tre, Italy - 2-3 February 2015
Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2014
The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Eighth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 133th birthday.
The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.


Confirmed speakers: Matthew Campbell, Erik Bindervoet, Robbert-Jan Henkes, Fritz Senn, Carla Marengo Vaglio


In parallel with the conference’s usual focus on Joyce, it also intends to mark the 150th anniversary of Yeats’ birth by inviting scholars dealing with any aspect of Joyce studies to send proposals for a 20-minute contribution on current trends in Joyce, Yeats, and Irish studies with a focus on the Revival period. Related topics include, but are not limited to:
- Joyce and/vs Yeats
- Joyce and/vs Synge
- Joyce and/vs A.E.
- Joyce and/vs Lady Gregory
- Joyce as a revivalist
- Joyce’s drama/Yeats’s theatre
- Joyce’s poetry and the Revival
- Rewriting the Revival in Joyce’s notebooks, drafts, and completed works
- Joyce, genetic studies and the Revival
- Joyce’s Triestine journalism and the Revival
- Joyce’s writings as Revivals/Counter-revivals
- The Revival and autobiography: Writing the self/writing the nation
- Joyce’s translations of Synge and Yeats in Trieste
- Yeats’ Joyce
- The state and status of Yeats and Joyce Studies 60 years after their deaths
- Writing “Irishness”
- Joyce and the Irish Language
- Yeats, Joyce, and the idea of the Irish “race”
- Yeats, Joyce and Irish alterities
- Mangan or Ferguson? Who to revive from the nineteenth century.
Selected papers will be published. Please send abstracts, 250-500 words in length, along with a short bio-sketch to .


The Conference includes a Joycean birthday party.


Deadline for proposals: November 15, 2014.
Accepted speakers will be notified by December 15, 2014.
On arrival, participants will be expected to sign up for membership of The James Joyce Italian Foundation (Students and unwaged: 25 Euro; Faculty: 35 Euro).


Please visit the James Joyce Italian Foundation website for information about the “Giorgio Melchiori Grants”: http://ift.tt/1xXD2YB
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‘Ulysses’ unlocked - Harvard Gazette

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A new book by Harvard lecturer in history and literature Kevin Birmingham tracks the challenge of bringing “Ulysses,” the masterwork by James Joyce, to the page and to the public.
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Ambiguous Silences? Women in Anthologies of Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry

Ambiguous Silences? Women in Anthologies of Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry


Ruth Hooley, poet and feminist activist, observed that in 1985 women

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Mountains to Sea: David Mitchell and John Boyne

Mountains to Sea: David Mitchell and John Boyne | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The first day of Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown’s Mountains to Sea Book Festival reached its apex with the meeting of two literary giants on the stage of the Pavilion Theatre on Friday night.
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