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A Feast of Clarification

A Feast of Clarification

In Holy Cow!, pathos was blended with comedic bombast, prolixity with wordless groans, and irony with genuine feeling. The ending was incredibly moving, reminding us of Joyce the man and the writer.   Continue reading

Irish American play at Mordialloc Theatre Company

Irish American play at Mordialloc Theatre Company

 Theatre Review by Frances Devlin-Glass John Patrick Shanley: Outside Mullingar, Mordialloc Theatre Company, directed by Helen Ellis, seen 17 Feb. 2017 John Patrick Shanley is a prolific Irish-American playwright (23 to date), most famous for his Pulitzer-prize-winning play, Doubt: A Parable (2004), which was turned into a movie that was nominated for 5 Oscars, and … Continue reading

The Black Sheep of the O’Neill Clan

The Black Sheep of the O’Neill Clan

Theatre Review by Anna-Rose Shack Vanessa O’Neill: In Search of Owen Roe – La Mama, Carlton, Melbourne. 26th May 2016   Vanessa O’Neill’s In Search of Owen Roe is a one-woman show of gently dramatised storytelling, playing at La Mama theatre in May 2016 after a sold-out season in 2015. Owen Roe, who led an … Continue reading

Commemorations and Protest Poetry

Commemorations and Protest Poetry

Many of the participating poets had been enthusiastic supporters of the Gaelic League – Irish language advocates, poets, playwrights, newspaper writers on cultural and socialist matters. Their loss must have been a severe one to the emergent Free State. Continue reading

Ghosts

Ghosts

Early on there is lots of inconsequential banter, but once the real story-telling starts, the veneers maintained by the men are stripped away, revealing somewhat complex human beings Continue reading