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    Arts Tonight Monday 27 May 2013

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    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.

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    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

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 21:59
      Title: Pickin A Chicken
      Composer: Roberts/Bernfield/De Mortimer
      Performer(s): Eve Boswell
      Performer(s): Eve Boswell
      Album: Hello Children Everywhere (recordno: Cdem1307), Emi, CDEM1307
      Duration: 2:10
    • 22:32
      Title: Jailbreak
      Composer: Lynott
      Performer(s): Thin Lizzy
      Performer(s): Thin Lizzy
      Album: Jailbreak, Vertigo, 5322942
      Duration: 3:58
    • 22:35
      Title: Unbreak My Heart
      Composer: Warren/Foster/Reid/Thomas
      Performer(s): Toni Braxton
      Performer(s): Toni Braxton
      Album: Magic Summer, Wmtv, WMTV011
      Duration: 4:24
    • 22:35
      Title: Hall Of Fame
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): The Script
      Performer(s): The Script
      Album: Hall Of Fame - Single, Sony
      Duration: 3:21
    • 22:35
      Title: Everybody Hurts
      Composer: Berry/Buck/Mills Stipe
      Performer(s): Rem
      Performer(s): Rem
      Album: Best Of Rem (recordno: 9362485502), Warner, 9362485502
      Duration: 4:54
    • 22:35
      Title: Love Is Like Oxygen
      Composer: Scott/Griffin
      Performer(s): Sweet
      Performer(s): Sweet
      Album: Sweet Originals (recordno: 74321622682), Bmg, 74321622682
      Duration: 3:42
    • 22:35
      Title: For Everyman
      Performer(s): Jackson Browne
      Performer(s): Jackson Browne
      Duration: 6:10
    • 22:35
      Title: Pickin A Chicken
      Composer: Roberts/Bernfield/De Mortimer
      Performer(s): Eve Boswell
      Performer(s): Eve Boswell
      Album: Hello Children Everywhere (recordno: Cdem1307), Emi, CDEM1307
      Duration: 2:10
    • 22:35
      Title: Mississippi
      Composer: Theunissen
      Performer(s): Pussycat
      Performer(s): Pussycat
      Album: 101 70s Hits, Emi, VTDCDX894
      Duration: 4:32
    • 22:35
      Title: You Can Do Magic
      Composer: Ballard
      Performer(s): America
      Performer(s): America
      Album: Highway 30 Years Of America
      Duration: 3:46
    • 22:35
      Title: This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
      Performer(s): Talking Heads
      Performer(s): Talking Heads
      Duration: 5:05

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