This lecture will examine the Rising from two perspectives: as a ‘theatre of war’ and as re-enactment.
Did the leaders of the Rising fully expect civilians, including children, to die for the cause?
it was a terrible beauty because of the fundamental transformation of the legend of Ireland and her people which it initiated and the transition to a new Ireland which it inaugurated – for Ireland was indeed to be ‘changed, changed utterly’.
Event: Terror at the GPO – The 1916 Easter Rising: Australasian Perspectives Presenter: Dr Guy Beiner Where: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, Cnr Swanston and Elgin Streets, Carlton. When: Thursday 7th Apr 2016 – 6:00–7:00 pm Cost: Free Public Lecture. Further information: email: firstname.lastname@example.org; (03) 8344 1521 Our understanding of the Easter Rising is, at least in part, a historical myth through …