Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Sean O'Casey in Dijon
The Theatre Dijon Bourgogne is a doing a production of Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars (or rather La charrue et les etoiles in French) and this Monday 16th February I'm in Burgundy taking part in a discussion about Irish literature and Irish nationalism with the play's director, Irene Bonnaud.
This is interesting, as I might well air my new theory that Ireland ceased to exist at some point in the 1990's, the exact date of which I have so far failed to identify. So that the great poet O'Casey was a writer that in fact belonged to a lost civilisation like that of the Etruscans or the citizens of Atlantis.