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The Hanging Gardens is the first new play by Frank McGuinness at the Abbey Theatre in 14 years.

The Hanging Gardens is the first new play by Frank McGuinness at the Abbey Theatre in 14 years. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

'Now we have a family, a rivalry, a purpose’

The Hanging Gardens is the first new play by Frank McGuinness at the Abbey Theatre in 14 years. It is an unflinching and familiar vision of the Irish family from one of the country’s most important playwrights.

A writer and his wife sit together in their garden. They are surrounded by a lifetime’s work; their home, their gardens and their children. Rachel wants to be congratulated on her pregnancy, Maurice is struggling for his father’s acceptance and Charlie needs his sacrifices to be acknowledged.

A crisis has drawn this family together but will their honesty pull them apart?

Frank McGuinness has enjoyed huge success at the Abbey Theatre with recent adaptations of John Gabriel Borkman (2010) and The Dead (2012) now he is back with a new play as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, July 28, 2013 2:54 AM

 

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Booking Information

Thursday 3 Oct – Saturday 9 November

Previews: Thursday 3 Oct – Tuesday 8 October

Monday – Friday 7.30pm, Sat matinees 2pm

on the Abbey stage

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €23

Book here:

http://www.abbeytheatre.ie/whats_on/performances/the-hanging-gardens-2013

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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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Glassland director to take Irish writer’s debut novel to big screen | The Sunday Times

Glassland director to take Irish writer’s debut novel to big screen | The Sunday Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Anthony Trollope: an Irish writer | OUPblog

Anthony Trollope: an Irish writer | OUPblog | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Nathaniel Hawthorne famously commented that Anthony Trollope’s quintessentially English novels were written on the "strength of beef and through the inspiration of ale … these books are just as English as a beef-steak.” In like mode, Irish critic Stephen Gwynn said Trollope was “as English as John Bull.” But unlike the other great Victorian English writers, Trollope became Trollope by leaving his homeland and making his life across the water in Ireland, and achieving there his first successes there in both his post office and his literary careers.
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My Buried Life by Doreen Finn - New Island Books

My Buried Life by  Doreen Finn - New Island Books | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘That’s the thing about home. It fools us into thinking nothing has changed, but in the universe of our lives, nothing could be further from the truth.’
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Martin Dyar reads 'The Joy of Cards'

Irish poet Martin Dyar reading his poem 'The Joy of Cards', from the poetry collection Maiden Names (Arlen House, 2013). Filmed in Dublin in January 2015.
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Celebrate the life of writer Walter Macken

Celebrate the life of writer Walter Macken | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
WALTER MACKEN, one of Galway’s most famous writers, was born 100 years ago this May, and An Taibhdhearc and Galway’s West End community will hold commemorative events.
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'Academy Street': A compelling portrait of a woman in full - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

'Academy Street': A compelling portrait of a woman in full - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tess Lohan lived a quiet life. Rather, she lived a full life quietly. Mary Costello’s mesmerizing debut novel follows Tess from her childhood in Western Ireland through her experiences in post-9/11 New York City.
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The Book Quiz: award-winning Irish authors

The Book Quiz: award-winning Irish authors | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This week's quiz tests your literary knowledge of some of the country's most celebrated authors, from Lady Gregory and Edna O'Brien to Colin Barrett and his award-winning stories
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So Irish it’s almost provocative: The Green Road by Anne Enright review by Belinda McKeon

So Irish it’s almost provocative: The Green Road by Anne Enright review by Belinda McKeon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: In unnervingly knowing prose, the Booker winner shows she is afraid of nothing
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‘The Mission’ by Rita Ann Higgins

‘The Mission’ by Rita Ann Higgins | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Mission
I think of the last time we met
on the prom in Galway.
A sunny day in May
you looked cool in those shades.
You looked taller somehow.
We talked for ages.
You told me about plans
for your mother’s sixtieth.
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2015 Longlist | The Frank O'Connor Short Story Award


2015 Longlist


Longlist for 2015 AwardTITLEAUTHORPUBLISHERHalf a Creature from the SeaAlmond, David (UK)WalkerThe Emerald Light in the AirAntrim, Donald (USA)Farrar, Straus, GirouxStone MattressAtwood, Margaret (Canada)BloomsburyRefundBender, Karen E. (USA)Counterpoint PressPondBennett, Claire-Louise (UK)Stinging Fly
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Debut story collection from NY-based Irish writer

Debut story collection from NY-based Irish writer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Andrew Fox grew up in Skerries but is now resident in the USA. He has just published a debut collection of stories, Over Our Heads, which has received enthusiastic endorsements from both Kevin Barry and Roddy Doyle.
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Patients and staff in Irish hospitals to receive a ‘Menu of Poems’ for Poetry Day on 7th May 2015

Patients and staff in Irish hospitals to receive a ‘Menu of Poems’ for Poetry Day on 7th May 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
To celebrate Poetry Day On Thursday 7 May 2015, a Menu of Poems called ‘Flow’ will be distributed throughout Irish hospital wards, waiting rooms and other healthcare settings for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy. The poetry was selected by internationally renowned Palestinian-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye who recently visited Ireland for the Cúirt International…
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Finnegans Wake – the book the web was invented for

Finnegans Wake – the book the web was invented for | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Joyce’s difficult masterpiece has baffled readers for over seven decades, but music, reading-aloud and digital technologies are opening up rich new interpretations
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At Home with Yeats

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Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society presents: At Home with Yeats An evening of poetry, song, and story for Poetry Ireland Day. Willie Yeats returns to his old home for an evening's sonic celebration with ...
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Book thoughts: Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín

Book thoughts: Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Okay, so I’m six years late to this, but as I’ve grown older (I’m 38 this year) some self-awareness has slowly dawned: it takes me time to do things.
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The Green Road by Anne Enright review – an exquisite collage of Irish lives

The Green Road by Anne Enright review – an exquisite collage of Irish lives | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A reunion dominates this moving family drama but it’s the distinct individual stories that fascinateAnne Enright’s first novels were whimsical, mannered, driven by plot devices that might have come from the discarded first drafts of the magic...
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NYT Review by Belinda McKeon of Mary Costello's ‘Academy Street,’

NYT Review by Belinda McKeon of Mary Costello's ‘Academy Street,’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mary Costello’s debut novel is an intimate portrait of one Irish immigrant’s life.
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Yeats speaks to all the ages - Irish Independent

Yeats speaks to all the ages - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
That WB Yeats was the greatest English-language poet of the 20th century is seldom disputed, except perhaps by advocates of TS Eliot.
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Q&A with Nuala Ní Chonchúir – Shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015

Q&A with Nuala Ní Chonchúir – Shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
                    Born in Dublin, Nuala Ní Chonchúir (also known as Nuala O’Connor) is a short story writer, novelist and poet. Her fiction has won
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Contemporary Family Drama with Milwaukee Irish Arts - Express Milwaukee

Contemporary Family Drama with Milwaukee Irish Arts - Express Milwaukee | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Milwaukee Irish Arts assembles a very talented cast for its production of the contemporary family drama 'Moment' by Deirdre Kinahan
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Diarmaid Ferriter: The ghost of WB Yeats lingers over referendum and beyond - Irish Times

Diarmaid Ferriter: The ghost of WB Yeats lingers over referendum and beyond - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Commemoration of poet’s life and poems will enrich the coming summer’
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