Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Happy St. Patrick's Day

For some reason both of the articles I wrote about my trip to Dublin are available online -- for free! Hoorrah! Harrooh!

First up, what Dublin is doing to prepare for the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday, the day that celebrates James Joyce's Ulysses.

And then, an article about the Abbey Theatre -- also celebrating its centenary -- and its artistic director Ben Barnes' dealings with Centaur Theatre, Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Soulpepper, CanStage, Shaw, Stratford -- just about every major theatre company in Eastern Canada.

Post-script

Speaking of the Irish... Paul Wells explains why Bertie Ahern, Taioseach of Ireland, is coming to visit Canada smack-dab in the middle of his country's national holiday celebrations. It's a heart-warming story.

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