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    on Wednesday's show....Lisa O'Neill in session, Kay Sheehy's reviews of novels on the IMPAC shortlist continue with "Department of Speculation" by Jenny Offill, the fictitious music hall star Kitty Kelly tells the story of 1916 in the travelling art exhibition "Here We Are, At The Risk Of Our Lives" and film-maker Johnny Gogan honours one of our great essayist and Ireland's George Orwell, "Hubert Butler: Witness To History"

    Arena Monday 4 March 2013

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    Arena Monday 4th March 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Tim Crouch

    This month, actor and writer Tim Crouch will on stage of the Peacock in Dublin with two shows - I Malvolio and I Peaseblossom which put Shakespeare's minor characters centre stage

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    Stag's Leap

    Sharon Olds became the first woman to win the TS Eliot prize for poetry. Her collection is called Stag's Leap and we asked Nuala Ní Chonchúir to read it

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    Irene Buckley

    Last night saw the opening of the 24th annual Cork French Film Festival. One of the gala events at this year's festival is a screening of Carl Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc which will include a live performance on the night of a specially composed score by Irene Buckley.

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    Classic Movie Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

    Our classic movie this evening is an over-the-top melodrama which features the after-life, bull-fighting and the talents of Ava Gardner and James Mason. It's the choice of Ruth Barton.

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