Friday, June 30, 2006

Blow high blow low

An Irishman's Diary
Frank McNally (Tuesday 27 June 2006)

To stage a play outdoors in Ireland is a major logistical challenge. You need to assemble most of the country's known reserves of optimism to start with. Then you need luck. But even if you have both of these, to stage a play called The Tempest outdoors in Ireland, well, that seems to be just asking for trouble.

...[like I@m going to put the full thing in here]...

The transformation of Fitzgerald's Park was complete. Fairy-like insects flitted on the pond, taking their bow. The trees whispered applause. A balmy breeze - several degrees above zero - swept in across the Western Road, from the general direction of Africa.


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