Even in the darkest night the light will come

The bi-lingual version of the fairy tale Rotkäppchen - Red Riding Hood in German and English was often played for audiences with many immigrant children. That same year in Mullaghmore, Ireland we played Hansel and Gretel for an Irish audience with a troupe whose mother tongue was not English. My insight: it is also a… Continue reading Even in the darkest night the light will come

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Irish Playwrights and Brian Friel

Playwright Brian Friel died today. Special moments all round Dublin theatres tonight. This public art piece is in an alley between Temple Bar and the River Liffey. It says, "Around 1610 Shakespeare wrote The Tempest and retired to Stratford Upon Avon where he died in 1613. Queen Elizabeth having completed the conquest of Ireland was… Continue reading Irish Playwrights and Brian Friel

and moan the expense of many a vanisht sight…

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 30. FOURTEEN lines, ONE Portugese writer-actor, TEN volunteer reciters. Our first play at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2015. Writer-Actor TIAGO RODRIGUES taught ten volunteers to memorize and recite Shakespeare's Sonnet 30 while he recalled stories about his grandmother interspersed with tales about Boris Pasternak, a cook from northern Portugal and a Dutch television… Continue reading and moan the expense of many a vanisht sight…

Following the Blue Trail

Travel plans are moving out of the mists. We will soon be departing for England and Ireland to visit family and also to attend the Dublin Theatre Festival and a writer retreat on the Beara Peninsula in southwest Ireland. The internet offers many ways to lay down tracks through various modes of transportation and places to… Continue reading Following the Blue Trail