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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: February 19, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

    Bearing Words: The National Theatre talks

    Fiona McCann

    The Abbey Theatre has announced a new series of free talks “designed to challenge and respond to the work on stage,” entitled Bearing Words. The first event, ‘The Eye of a Dream’: Dr Melissa Sihra considers the work of Marina Carr, takes place next Thursday (26th) from 6 p.m. to 6.45. This is followed by a talk by the Abbey’s New Playwrights Programme Manager Christine Madden on the Power of the Written Word on March 5th, and a panel discussion with the Abbey’s Literary Director Aideen Howard, theatre director Selina Cartmell, writer and director of the Irish Playography Project Caroline Williams and Chair in Drama at Queens University, Belfast Anna McMullan on the question ‘Where are Ireland’s women playwrights?’ While admission is free – FREE! – booking is essential so skip on over to www.abbeytheatre.ie and snap up a seat. As long as it’s not mine.

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