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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: July 28, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

    Two things

    Fiona McCann

    One is that this thrilling programme has just been announced by the Dublin Theatre Festival, and there’s plenty to get excited about. Kudos to Loughlin Deegan for always pulling off something to get revved up about – can’t wait for the Chekhov, and suspect that the Blue Dragon might be one of the unmissables this year. More on all things thespian anon, but meanwhile, am also fittingly excited about this list, the Man Booker Dozen, as I sit here with Ed O’Loughlin’s book by my bedside under a tower of to-be-reads. So far, I can check Brooklyn, but the rest remain to be perused quick smart before the shortlist arrives. Bets on who’ll make it to the final five? The books (and comments) are open . . .

    • John says:

      William Trevor to win! Go straight to Paddy Power.

      As for Chekhov, I’ve never been to a subtitled play. How will it work?

    • Fiona says:

      John: It’s a long shot, but by process of elimination, I conclude you might actually be right! As for the subtitles, I’ve seen the same work for operas before – they often have a long screen over the stage with the dialogue running across. More surtitles than subtitles, then.

    • Medbh says:

      Fiona, thanks for the list.
      I just ordered “Me Cheeta” from Amazon UK.
      It looks like a scream.

    • Fiona says:

      Medbh: Everyone’s talking about Me Cheeta – that’s the one I’m dying to read myself. Let me know how you got on – ooh, and when you arrive!

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