9 September 2008
Next Week On The View

Novelist John Connolly, columnist Roisin Ingle and journalist Richard Delevan will join John Kelly to review TV drama 'Raw', Chris Binchy's novel 'Open-Handed', Icelandic film 'Jar City', and David Godbold's exhibition 'Art, Drugs and Prayer' (Kerlin Gallery, Dublin).

The Guests

Artist Jesse Jones, historian Roy Foster, and writer and columnist Ann Marie Hourihane.

The TV Show: Mad Men

Already a big hit in the US, Mad Men is a new TV series set in and around a Madison Avenue advertising agency in early 1960s New York. It centres on Don Draper, an exec with a mysterious past, a beautiful wife, a nice line in uptown suits, and a downtown love affair. The show's creator Matthew Weiner has previously worked on the Sopranos - so the signs are good.

The Film: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

'The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas' is based on the phenomenally popular novel by the Irish writer John Boyne. It tells the story of Bruno, the eight year old son of the commandant of a Nazi concentration camp who develops a friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp's fence. All eyes will be on the two boys played by Asa Butterfield and Jack Scanlon.

The Book: The Lazarus Project

On a student trip to the US in 1992, Aleksandar Hemon was left stranded when his home city of Sarajevo came under siege. He's been in America ever since and having learnt the language he started writing in English just three years into his stay. He already has two novels under his belt and now his third, 'The Lazarus Project', has just been published by Picador.

The Show: Saori's Birthday

Saori's Birthday is a music / dance / performance / karaoke piece now on at the Project Cube as part of this year's Dublin Fringe Festival. Saori is an enthusiastic Japanese children's show host who wakes up on her birthday looking forward to the day's fun, until a disembodied voice tells her there will be no cake this year. Things take an even more serious turn when Death shows up..

The Performance: Caro Nome (from Rigoletto)

This year's Anna Livia Dublin International Opera Festival is presenting 'Rigoletto' and 'Samson and Delila'. Here, taking a break from rehearsals is Talise Travigne, accompanied by Deborah Kelleher on piano, performing 'Caro Nome' from Verdi's 'Rigoletto'.

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