Yeats & Later Life - Roy Foster and Fiona Shaw
Wednesday 17 June at 7.30pm
Admission is free but booking is essential
In this unique event, Prof. Roy Foster and actress Fiona Shaw explore the themes of Yeats' final years.
Professor Roy Foster
Professor Roy Foster was born in Waterford in 1949. He was elected first Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford in 1991 and has previously been the Professor of Modern British History at Birbeck College, University of London, as well as holding visiting fellowships at St Anthony's College, Oxford, The Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton and Princeton University. His biography of W.B. Yeats is generally recognised as the definitive biography of the poet. Published in two volumes, it represents the benchmark for studies on Yeats. His other books include Charles Stewart Parnell: The Man and His Family (1976), Lord Randolph Churchill: A Political Life (1981), Modern Ireland (1600-1972) (1988) and The Selected Essays of Hubert Butler (1990) among other titles.
Born in Cork, Fiona Shaw, CBE (Hon) is regarded as one of the finest classical actresses of her generation. Her notable theatrical performances include As You Like It, Les Liasons Dangereuses, The Taming of the Shrew, Happy Days, Electra, Richard II, The Good Person of Szechuan, Hedda Gabler and Medea. She performed T.S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land as a one person show at the Liberty Theatre, New Yor to great acclaim in 1996 and has an array of film credits including The Butcher Boy, My Left Foot, Jane Eyre, Super Mario Brothers, Persuasion and a number of Harry Potter films. Fiona Shaw was awarded an Officer des Arts et Lettres in France in 2000 and an honorary CBE in 2001.
This event is free but, as places are limited, booking is essential. To reserve up to two places, please call (01) 6030277.
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