Monthly Archives: June 2016
A front-page news story of the September 17, 1970 issue of the Irish Times informed readers of the disruption of the satirical review “A State of Chassis” at the Peacock Theatre. The show was about the civil rights movement and growing conflict in the six counties and was written by John D. Stewart, Tomás MacAnna and Eugene Watters.
Protesters objected to what McCann called the “abysmally ignorant” portrayal of the north and its caricature of Bernadette Devlin.
Among those taking part was Mairin Keegan, a prominent figure in the Marxist-republican organisation Saor Eire.
We haven’t started it yet, due to involvement in other stuff. However, it should be getting going at the end of this month.
It will likely be done through an email group, with members of the study group doing reading each week, someone taking on to present a synopsis and then everyone discussing the reading through the email group.
Because people are in different time zones – NZ, Canada, the US and western Europe – skype or other such hook-ups are not really possible on a weekly basis. But we could all possibly manage occasional such link-ups. . . ?
You can contact the people initiating the study group by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to studying with some of you!