(The authors’ real names were not made public until the fourth edition in 1931, by which time Miss Moberly was long retired and Miss Jourdain, who had succeeded Miss Moberly as Principal at St Hugh’s, had been already dead for some years.)The film purports to be a dramatization, firstly of their visit to the Petit Trianon, Versailles, on 10th August 1901, which led them to believe that they had experienced a retrocognitive vision of the gardens of the Trianon as they had been just before the French Revolution and of some of the people who would have been found in the gardens back in 1789, and secondly of developments consequent on their “adventure” (e.g.
its effect on their professional and personal lives at Oxford, and their somewhat acrimonious dealings with the research officers of the Society for Psychical Research).
The festival opened on 23 August 1989 with a public lecture by Eric Bentley and ended with a six-hour non-stop poetry reading, both in the Peackock Theatre.
This RTÉ News report gives a flavour of the reading.
Dividing his time between Dublin and London has given him a high profile in both cities and makes him one of the most effective ambassadors for the world of Irish arts and entertainment.
He acted in Frank Mc Mahon's stage adaptation of Brendan Behan's novel, "Borstal Boy," at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland with Frank Grimes, Micheal O Haonghusa, Maire Ni Grainne, Vincent Dowling, Robert Carlyle, Patrick O'Callaghan, and Niall Buggy in the cast.
The Irish poet William Butler Yeats died on 28 January 1939 in the south of France.
The House premiered at the Abbey Theatre in 2000 and this new production,directed by Annabelle Comyn will open on 13th June (previews from 7th June).
The Abbey Theatre presented the first Annual International Yeats Festival in association with Coca-Cola.
The theatre had been co-founded by Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1904.
"Against a black and white Brooklyn backdrop, designer Beowulf Boritt has brilliantly created the world of these immigrant longshoremen, all wooden scaffolding and ropes on pulleys, a set which remarkably transforms into the cramped apartment of the Carbones.
, this intriguing tale of ghouls and spirits is based upon actual events described by Miss Morison and Miss Lamont, extreme opposites in every manner, as they claim to have seen the ghosts of Queen Marie Antoinette and members of her court. The story is a slow cooked supense thriller in a demure sort of way. I love the fact that there is not overly loud music and the dialogue and story are what is important to the makers of this film. This film was, I think I am correct in saying, first shown on UK television some decades ago.