Month: February 2017

  • Month: February 2017
February 23, 2017 | Theatre,

An interview with an Emerson College student who grew up near Leenane in Ireland

  Tommy Higgins is a senior Communication Studies major from Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania at Emerson College. Tommy’s family is originally from County Galway, Ireland in the Province of Connacht where...

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February 10, 2017 | Theatre,

‘Beauty Queen’: Audience Reaction Video & an Interview with director Garry Hynes

  “I think every act of theatre is political, and should be. It’s a civic action; it’s a group of people in a live situation, in a room together, doing something. Is theatre a...

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February 10, 2017 | Theatre,

On Isolation

  In a small house in the mountains of Ireland, a lonely spinster locks horns with her house-bound, manipulative mother in a rage-filled battle of the wills. Written by Ireland’s...

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February 10, 2017 | Notes From Leadership,

Boston as a Vital Destination in ‘Beauty Queen’ and Beyond

  Warsan Shire’s widely read poem HOME begins powerfully: “No one leaves home  unless home is the mouth of a shark”   The final stanza sticks in your heart: “no one...

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February 8, 2017 | What Did You Think?,

What did you think of The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Thank you joining us for the Druid theatre’s production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane. The story of Maureen and her mother brings to light the challenges of isolation, aging,...

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February 6, 2017 | Theatre,

Beauty Queen of Leenane Glossary

As a part of the preparation for the Play Reading Book Club, the teaching artists provided this very helpful glossary to unpack potentially unfamiliar terms used in the play. Enjoy!...

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February 6, 2017 | Notes From Leadership,

Boston Globe: “Trump’s travel ban creates anxiety in Boston arts community”

  Here’s ArtsEmerson co-artistic director Director David Dower in today’s Boston Globe on how the travel ban is affecting the planning of the 2017-18 season: ArtsEmerson, which often presents the work...

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