By Stephen Clarke
Was once the conflict of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was once Norman and hated the French. have been the Brits fairly answerable for the dying of Joan of Arc? Non! The French sentenced her to demise for donning trousers. was once the guillotine a French invention? Non! It used to be invented in Yorkshire. Ten centuries' worthy of French old 'facts' chew the dirt as Stephen Clarke seems at what has relatively been occurring seeing that 1066...
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In 1975 the famed Irish actress Siobhan McKenna laid a wreath at what was the Queen’s Theatre to draw attention to the plight of the Olympia. The might of the artistic professions from the world of variety and theatre walked the streets of Dublin in protest. 119 Their efforts influenced city councillors, who eventually managed to find the funds to restore the building, which reopened in March 1977. The Olympia also secured a preservation order, which continues to protect the theatre to this day.
When he died in January 1965, the noted Irish actor Cyril Cusack dedicated his poem ‘To a Dead Comedian’ to the loss of a good friend. ”113 Swan songs The Second World War again brought difficult times to the Dublin theatres. In stringent circumstances, Louis Elliman managed (the Elliman 30 Performance and Identity in Irish Stand-Up Comedy family empire had also taken over the Theatre Royal) to keep operating with almost exclusively Irish talent, including the theatrical expertise of the O’Dea/O’Donovan Company and the Edwards/MacLíammóir Gate Theatre Company.
119 Their efforts influenced city councillors, who eventually managed to find the funds to restore the building, which reopened in March 1977. The Olympia also secured a preservation order, which continues to protect the theatre to this day. As a final word here, it could be argued that Irish variety theatres faced their biggest challenge through wars and revolution. In an industry where the top billing was usually reserved for British or international acts, during the fighting years access to those variety stars was severely restricted.
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