Heaney discusses reading to an audience.
- Title Giving Public Readings
- 1st Broadcast 09/10/1979
- ContributorDonncha Ó Dúlaing (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:09
- Material Type Audio
- Series title Highways and Byways
- Clip title "A Reading Is Necessarily Some Kind of Theatrical Occasion"
- Extended description
Seamus Heaney's public readings have long been popular with his readers. Here prior to the publication of 'Field Work', Heaney discusses reading to an audience with Donncha Ó Dúlaing. He says there is a difference between writing and reading, and it doesn't work with all poetry, "a reading is necessarily some kind of theatrical occasion". He talks about the development of the work and life of a poet and wanting to "connect with something wider than just the aesthetic".
‘Highways and Byways’ was an afternoon magazine programme, broadcast four days a week on radio. It was presented by Donncha Ó Dúlaing, who travelled all over Ireland to interview people about their lives. It was first broadcast on 3 November 1975 and ended in July 1982.
The accompanying image of Seamus Heaney appeared on p.75 of the RTÉ Guide on 8 December 1995.
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Reading, Field Work, Donncha Ó Dúlaing
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 1979
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA2243
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- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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