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Arts Tonight Monday 27 May 2013

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An in-depth examination of the arts in Ireland today

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An interview with MacDara Woods, with extracts from his Collected Poems (Dedalus Press), on poetry, language and memories of Kavanagh, McDaids and John Jordan.

Arts Tonight Monday 27 May 2013: Christopher Fitzsimon

Arts Tonight Monday 27 May 2013: Christopher Fitzsimon

On tonight's programme, writer, theatre and television director, author of many books and former artistic director of both the Abbey and the Lyric Theatres, Christopher Fitz-Simon, on a life in theatre and in letters. He is a noted theatre historian and his most recent book is Buffoonery and Easy Sentiment: Popular Irish Plays in the Decade Prior to the Opening of the Abbey Theatre. On the programme he reads from his biography of Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards, The Boys, and from his own memoir, Eleven Houses. We also hear from recently discovered letters from Christopher's great-great-uncle Ben Foster Elliot, who emigrated to the United States in 1849 from the cottage Christopher also lived in as a child in Smithborough, Co. Monaghan. These letters have just been published in Clogher Historical Record; they are read by Charlie Bonner. Also included in the programme is a short extract from Christopher Fitz-Simon's series for BBC Radio 4, Ballylenon, and extracts from Puccini's La Boheme and from Judy Garland's Trolley Song from Meet Me in St Louis.

Arts Tonight podcast 27 May 2013: Christopher Fitz-Simon

Christopher Fitz-Simon on theatre, television, MacLiammoir and Edwards, and his long-lost great-great-uncle

About The Show

Art Tonight with Vincent Woods is a weekly indepth programme of culture and the arts in Ireland and internationally.

We hope you enjoy the programmes and please do contact us with your comments at artstonight@rte.ie

Music Played on the Show

Pickin A Chicken

Pickin A Chicken

Eve Boswell

2:10

Jailbreak

Jailbreak

Thin Lizzy

3:58

Unbreak My Heart

Unbreak My Heart

Toni Braxton

4:24

Hall Of Fame

Hall Of Fame

The Script

3:21

Everybody Hurts

Everybody Hurts

Rem

4:54

Love Is Like Oxygen

Love Is Like Oxygen

Sweet

3:42

For Everyman

For Everyman

Jackson Browne

6:10

Pickin A Chicken

Pickin A Chicken

Eve Boswell

2:10

Mississippi

Mississippi

Pussycat

4:32

You Can Do Magic

You Can Do Magic

America

3:46

This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

Talking Heads

5:05

Twitter

Facebook

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Presenter: Vincent Woods

Producer: Clíodhna Ní Anluain

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