on Monday's show....Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown Trilogy' is this year's Dublin One City One Book and tonight Arena examines the use of language in the three novels; language which was - and some still is - outrageous, controversial and scandalous. How do we view such language now, more than 25 years after the books were first written?
Tony Clayton Lea is in studio to review Americana - The Kinks memoir by the band’s lead songwriter, Ray Davies, and God Save The Kinks,a band biography by Ron Jovanovic; Willie Vlautin tells us about his new book, The Free; and Declan Long has checked out the glorious production of a new book about 'Hieronymous Bosch'; and Swan Lake is coming to Dublin
Matthew McConaughey has just won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof, in the film ‘Dallas Buyers Club’. Set in the 1980s, it tells the story of a Texan diagnosed with AIDS who decides to source his own medication in Mexico to help fight the disease.
RTE Ten’s Alan Corr recently met up with Matthew Mc Conaughey and asked him how he decided to portray the life and character of Ron Woodroof....
The track is My Morning Jacket with ‘Ready to be Called On’ from the soundtrack to the movie.....
On the 9th November 1995 a new production of Swan Lake was unveiled at the famous Sadlers Well Theatre in London.
Within minutes of the performance starting though, there were ripples in the audience because the role of the swan was being danced by a man on stage for the very first time.
Nearly twenty years later this now famous production lives on, and is visiting Dublin in a few weeks time. To find out more about the show, Evelyn O’Rourke went to London to meet up with some of the dancers and the team behind the show.
Swan Lake is visiting Dublin later this month and will be performed from Tuesday 25th February to Saturday 1st March at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. More information can be found at http://bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/
The Dutch Painter Hieronymous Bosch - famed for his lavish, surreal and incredibly detailed paintings - died almost 500 years ago. Now Taschen has published a major new collection, 'Hieronymous Bosch: The Complete Works' compiled by Stefan Fischer. Declan Long has been reading it for us