“Pericles” at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is everything Shakespeare could wish: funny, beautiful, exciting, touching.
Archives for December 2013
Philomena Connors tracks and finds Christmas spirit in the Irish Rep.’s “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play” and finds it masterful, even if you don’t remember the film.
Bruce Springsteen scholar and sometime “Backstreets” photographer Matt Orel reviews Debra Rothenberg’s “Bruce Springsteen in Focus: 1980-2012:” “We get to see the joy that Springsteen brought to his performances…” and it’s accurate!
Chris Brosnan is creating graphic novels about Finn McCool.
Kilkenny, which had a Bruce concert last summer, has been named 2013 Tourism Town in Ireland.
“Rise Up Singing: Women in the Labor Movement” was both entertaining and educational in a program produced by the CUNY Institute of Irish-Aemrican Studies and the Department of African-American Studies at Lehman College.
Want to find a great Irish pub in America? Check out this book.
Ireland leaves the international Monetary Fund bailout program behind.
“An Irish Christmas” still going strong in 2013
“Happy Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Up the Republic! Buy the book!” Peter Quinn’s “Dry Bones” launch party at the residence
You haven’t really experienced “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” until you have heard it come alive in the voice and movements of Fiona Shaw and dancer/mime Daniel Hay-Gordon.
Farewell, Peter O’Toole, inspiration for Francis Crawford of Lymond by Dorothy Dunnett, and one of the world’s most interesting actors.
Diving into Joey Abarta’s “Swimming Against the Falls” is a satisfying experience.
Ethan Hawke plays Macbeth as a muddled middleman, easily led by Sisters of Mercy Me.