Monthly Archives: March 2015


Waterlilies wins Dingle audience award

Waterlilies Poster (Portrait) Waterlilies, a Maramalade Films documentary has won the Audience Choice Award at the Dingle International Film Festival 2015. The film was directed by Griffith College’s Programme Director for film Tanya Doyle. Winning the award,… Read more »

Dreams on midsummer or even later summer lives

Danielle Maldonado considers the Abbey’s interpretation of a Shakespeare classic a great success.
The audience waits for the drama to start, slightly impatient because of the 10-minute delay, to the sound of classical music. The theatre manager apologises for the absence of an injured actor and explains that the stage manager will recite her lines and small changes… Read more »

Love in old age in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

The play shows that love is for all ages, writes Bruno Henrique Theodoro.
When is it too late to love? A great part of cultural products shows romantic love as destined for young people – foolish, inexperienced and passionate. For the oldies is reserved the contentment to remember the past and observe love blooming through the young. But… Read more »

Love has no age in this Midsummer Night’s Dream

For Noor Saleh, the play’s main message is that love is for all ages.
The fantastical comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, comes to life at the Abbey Theatre under the brilliant direction of Gavin Quinn, who revolutionises the classical version of youthful love and turns it into a sweet and quirky production of older people. Written in the late 16thRead more »

Quinn’s kooky Midsummer Night’s Dream

Evan mc Garr found the Abbey production an exhilarating and wacky experience.
“The true course of love never did run smooth” is a sentiment that is unmistakeable in Gavin Quinn’s modern-day adaptation and absolutely bonkers take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. With John Olohan wearing a mane of paintbrushes to signify a lion with a tail of rope… Read more »

‘Endure’ rides into the Dingle Film Festival

Larry Mulligan rests beside his bike in France Griffith Film lecturer Vincent McEntee had a new film shown this month at the Dingle International Film Festival. He turned over 80 hours of footage of a daunting bicycle… Read more »

Monolith #1

Irish film industry a growing success story

Ciara Walsh looks at how Irish film has begun to make an impact on world cinema.
Did you know that The Lad From Old Ireland was the first film ever made in Ireland? The classic film, starring Sidney Olcott and Gene Gauntier, was filmed in 1910. Louise Ryan, a professional board member from the Irish Film Board, recently gave her thoughts on… Read more »

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