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Thursday 2 October 2014

Madeleine Keane

Bloody 'Hamlet' and a boy's legacy 

Madeleine Keane Great news for lovers of Shakespeare's greatest oeuvre - a stunning "Hamlet" is slated for the autumn. To mark the 450th anniversary of the Bard of Avon's birth, this year's Dublin Theatre Festival will present his most famous play in a spectacular production from one of the world's great theatre houses, Berlin's Schaubühne. Directed by Thomas Ostermeier, whose last festival production of Hedda Gabler in 2006 was a sell-out hit, this remarkable show will...

Cheers for beautiful Boston 

Madeleine Keane My Gatsby mom-ent this summer happened on a sultry Sunday morning. We raced across Nantucket Bay in a small cruiser, weather-beaten Cap'n Joe, dazzling in his nautical whites, at the wheel. Approaching the wooden jetty, we saw a tall dark handsome man, who greeted us warmly and led us past a terrace, immaculately laid out for Sunday lunch, into his oak-panelled bar where he cracked open a bottle of pink champagne while we watched the thrilling last...

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