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At the Theatre

Boasting a playlist primarily made up of show tunes and Broadway soundtracks and a slow-but-steady collection of plays filling my shelf, my love for theatre runs deep. I’m left reeling for weeks after leaving a performance, and try to stay up to date on the latest shows and performers—a Hollywood of sorts. One of the greatest privileges in life is to witness live theatre. There’s simply nothing like it.
Like writing, theatre has the power to touch, to move, and to inspire. It can provoke belly-aching laughter in one instant and, in the next, leave almost sorrowful tears streaming down audience members’ faces. It leads us through the journeys of its characters, and we leave the confines of the theatre with a lighter step and more peace of mind. More insight; more humanity.

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My Cousin Jimmy

It’s impossible to make it through a semester in Dublin without mentioning the late great James Joyce or, as we Joyces like to call him, Jimbo. The great, world renowned Irish author. The man considered by many to be one of the most influential writers of all time. Cousin Jimmy. Well, as far as anyone […]

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“I Should Have Been in Borstal Years Ago”

2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of Irish author, activist, and playwright Brendan Behan. In memory of this anniversary, Borstal Boy, based on Behan’s autobiography of the same name, is being performed at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre for most of October. We of the Champlain Abroad Dublin Literary Experience class, were lucky enough to […]

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