Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Monday's show......five centuries after it was written, why has a play about a Danish prince retained such a firm hold on our imagination, given us phrases that are part of our language and does Hamlet have any relevance for audiences in the 21st century?

    Arena Thursday 21 August 2014

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    Arena

    Daily arts and popular culture show. Presented by Evelyn O'Rourke
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    Film Reviews

    Three films up for review this week by Diane Negra and Susan Maher: The Romantic Comedy 'What If', Disaster Movie 'Into the Storm' and Luc Besson's latest thriller 'Lucy'.
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    Ensemble Eriu

    Ensemble Eriu, a septet of musicians who originated in Co.Clare, join Evelyn in studio.
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    Heartbreak House

    The George Bernard Shaw play, 'Heartbreak House' opened at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin last night. Set on the eve of World War I, it explores the vagaries of British society on the cusp of monumental change. Sophie Gorman joins us now with her review.
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    Sonya Kelly Essay

    Sonya Kelly is an actor and writer, and her essay this week is 'Bread'.
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    Songs from a Carpark

    'Songs from a Car Park' is the name of a drive-in dance piece which takes place on a rooftop car park as part of this year's Tiger Dublin Fringe. The choreographer of the piece is Jessica Kennedy and she conceived it along with the filmmaker John McIlduff.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:23
      Title: Hi-Five
      Performer(s): Angel Olsen
      Performer(s): Angel Olsen
      Album: Burn Your Fire For No Witness
      Duration: 3:12
    • 19:51
      Title: Ykk
      Performer(s): We Cut Corners
      Performer(s): We Cut Corners
      Album: Think Nothing (Deluxe Version)
      Duration: 2:34

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