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Arts Tonight Monday 27 May 2013

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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

Music Played on the Show

20:59

Title:

Pickin A Chicken

Composer:

Roberts/bernfield/de Mortimer

Performer(s):

Eve Boswell

Album:

Hello Children Everywhere (recordno: Cdem1307)

Duration:

2:10

21:32

Title:

Jailbreak

Composer:

Lynott

Performer(s):

Thin Lizzy

Album:

Jailbreak

Duration:

3:58

21:35

Title:

Unbreak My Heart

Composer:

Warren/foster/reid/thomas

Performer(s):

Toni Braxton

Album:

Magic Summer

Duration:

4:24

21:35

Title:

Hall Of Fame

Composer:

Not available

Performer(s):

The Script

Album:

Hall Of Fame - Single

Duration:

3:21

21:35

Title:

Everybody Hurts

Composer:

Berry/buck/mills Stipe

Performer(s):

Rem

Album:

Best Of Rem (recordno: 9362485502)

Duration:

4:54

21:35

Title:

Love Is Like Oxygen

Composer:

Scott/griffin

Performer(s):

Sweet

Album:

Sweet Originals (recordno: 74321622682)

Duration:

3:42

21:35

Title:

For Everyman

Performer(s):

Jackson Browne

Duration:

6:10

21:35

Title:

Pickin A Chicken

Composer:

Roberts/bernfield/de Mortimer

Performer(s):

Eve Boswell

Album:

Hello Children Everywhere (recordno: Cdem1307)

Duration:

2:10

21:35

Title:

Mississippi

Composer:

Theunissen

Performer(s):

Pussycat

Album:

101 70s Hits

Duration:

4:32

21:35

Title:

You Can Do Magic

Composer:

Ballard

Performer(s):

America

Album:

Highway 30 Years Of America

Duration:

3:46

21:35

Title:

This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

Performer(s):

Talking Heads

Duration:

5:05

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