Saturday 24 June 2017

Shakespearean Rising: Pearse's love of the bard

Lisa Dwyer Hogg takes part in a segment dealing with James Connolly in UCD’s ‘Signatories’ in Kilmainham Gaol last night. Photo: Ros Kavanagh
Lisa Dwyer Hogg takes part in a segment dealing with James Connolly in UCD’s ‘Signatories’ in Kilmainham Gaol last night. Photo: Ros Kavanagh
Padraig Pearse
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

It is sometimes forgotten that the bloodshed, and bombing of Easter 1916 coincided with the tercentenary celebrations of Shakespeare's death.

It isn't totally surprising we should forget that anniversary. After all, the founding of the state may seem more important than the cross dressing in 'As You Like It'.

But you will no doubt be glad to hear the momentous occasion did not go unnoticed in 1916 - despite the volatile state of the country.

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