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Culture Shock: What Conor McPherson needs to do to be a great playwright

Culture Shock: What Conor McPherson needs to do to be a great playwright | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The gifts on show in his plays, including ‘The Night Alive’, at the off-Broadway Atlantic theatre, make him an important figure in Irish theatre – the most obvious successor, in fact, to Brian Friel and Tom Murphy. Except that he can’t quite seem to believe in them
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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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The Reader's Companion to Conor O'Callaghan

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Assassination of Brian Boru – New Theatre – Review

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All history of this vintage must be taken with a pinch of salt, but as legend would have it, Brian Boru was killed by a number of fleeing Norsemen who stumbled upon his tent at the edge of the Battle of Clontarf, on the 23rd of April 1014.
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J.M Synge and the Playboy of the Western World | MERCIER PRESS BLOG

J.M Synge and the Playboy of the Western World | MERCIER PRESS BLOG | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
J.M Synge and the Playboy of the Western World
 
John Millington Synge was one the leading figures of the Irish Literary Revival towards the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century.
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Issue 8 - FourXFour Poetry Journal

Featuring Erin Halliday, James Meredith, Lesley Martin and Tom French.
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'Poems for Patience' unveiled at Galway hospital - Irish Times

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'Poems for Patience' unveiled at Galway hospital
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Three years ago, O'Driscoll selected work for the “Poems for Patience” project, which GUH and Cúirt have run annually since 2004.
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The Sea – Movie Review

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The Sea – Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Stephen Brown Starring: Ciarán Hinds, Rufus Sewell, Natascha McElhone, Sinéad Cusack, Bonnie Wright, Charlotte Rampling, Ruth Bradley, Karl Johnson as Blunden, Missy Keating In cinemas April 18th...
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Poem of the Day: Hotel by Medbh McGuckian

Poem of the Day: Hotel by Medbh McGuckian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
            Hotel I think the detectable difference between winter and summer is a damsel who requires saving, a heroine half- asleep and measurably able to hear but h...
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The Rest Just Follows by Glenn Patterson review – 'Friendship and fallout from the Troubles'

The Rest Just Follows by Glenn Patterson review – 'Friendship and fallout from the Troubles' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Set against the backgdrop of conflict in Belfast, Patterson explores the life paths and friendships of three friends, from teen torments and triumphs to middle age, writes Stuart Neville
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Belfast Poet Laureate Sinead Morrissey: 'The next laureate will need a lot of energy"

Belfast Poet Laureate Sinead Morrissey: 'The next laureate will need a lot of energy" | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sinead Morrissey had such a severe migraine last week she had to be hospitalised, but only her husband's acupuncture needles could relieve the ache.
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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin “He feels no gravity at all”: Poem of the Day, “The Call Has Been Answered”

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin “He feels no gravity at all”: Poem of the Day, “The Call Has Been Answered” | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“The Call Has Been Answered” by Ileana Mălăncioiu, translated from the Romanian by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin from The Legend of the Walled-Up Wife  The call has been answered, this sun Has risen over the green field.
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Frog Music by Emma Donoghue review Melodrama, motherhood and murder

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue review Melodrama, motherhood and murder | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The real-life shooting of cross-dressing gamine Jenny Bonnet is explored in this helter-skelter murder-mystery set in the rooming houses and bars of 1876 San FranciscoExotic dancers, pimps, whores and a cross-dressing, bicycle-riding gamine who...
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Colm Toibin: how I wrote Mary's story - Telegraph

Colm Toibin: how I wrote Mary's story - Telegraph | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer Colm Toibin recalls the chance reading of St John's Gospel that inspired a play and a novel
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Cornerstones – Smock Alley Theatre – Review

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Cornerstones Review by Joseph Kearney
Dublin is my favourite city in all the world.
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Assassination of Brian Boru – New Theatre – Review

All history of this vintage must be taken with a pinch of salt, but as legend would have it, Brian Boru was killed by a number of fleeing Norsemen who stumbled upon his tent at the edge of the Battle of Clontarf, on the 23rd of April 1014.
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National Poetry Month - "What Does 'Early' Mean?" by Medbh McGuckian

National Poetry Month - "What Does 'Early' Mean?" by Medbh McGuckian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“What Does ‘Early’ Mean?” by Medbh McGuckian  Happy house across the road My eighteen-inch deep study of you Is like a chair carried out into the garden, And back again because the grass is wet. Ye...
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The Tuesday Poem: November Day, For Joan MacKernan by Jo Slade

The Tuesday Poem: November Day, For Joan MacKernan by Jo Slade | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
1.3am Then, there is prayer. The act of praying, of being inside the treeand kneeling down inside the tree.
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Poem: The Door by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Poem: The Door by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
            The Door When the door opened the lively conversation Beyond it paused very briefly and then pushed on; There were sounds of departure, a railway station, Everyone talking with such hurried animation The voices … Continue reading →...
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Radio Interview ~ The Books That Define Ireland

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Monday 14th April 2014 ~ The Books That Define Ireland  has generated a lot of light and no little heat since its publication and its authors Bryan Fanning and Tom Garvin joined host Sinéad Gleeson on RTE’s The Book Show to discuss the inevitably...
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Interview with Nuala Ní Chonchúir by Lia Mills

Interview with Nuala Ní Chonchúir by Lia Mills | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Nuala Ní Chonchúir has a new novel The Closet of Savage Mementoes. There's already a buzz about this novel and her next, Miss Emily, already signed with Penguin in the US.  Nuala took time out from...
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Questions for Cúirt after middling performance

Questions for Cúirt after middling performance | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Competition is fierce on the literary festival circuit and on the evidence of last weekend Cúirt needs to do more to set itself apart
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“Second Thoughts” in Seamus Heaney’s North: From “Antaeus” to “Hercules and Antaeus” to “Exposure” --- Patrick J. Keane

“Second Thoughts” in Seamus Heaney’s North:  From “Antaeus” to “Hercules and Antaeus” to “Exposure” --- Patrick J. Keane | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Today would have been Seamus Heaney's 75th birthday and to celebrate that celebrated absence we offer an essay by Patrick J. Keane who does what the best critics do: he goes straight to the heart o...
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Inspiration Information: “Frog Music” - New Yorker (blog)

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Inspiration Information: “Frog Music”
New Yorker (blog)
The second in a series of posts in which we ask writers about the cultural influences on their work. 4.burlesque.jpg. I often draw on fact to spin my fiction.
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The Troubles on stage is ‘no regular drama’

The Troubles on stage is ‘no regular drama’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Director Mary Moynihan is struck by the reaction of different generations to ‘Uprising’
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The Geometry of Love Between the Elements by Fióna Bolger

The Geometry of Love Between the Elements by Fióna Bolger | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Caught in the Cross Hairs   I bury my face in the thickness of your hair the darkness, the softness, the smell raw brain sweat, your innermost thoughts desire become scent   beneath the softness the hard skull skin a barrier you need and I...
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