Memoirist, NYRB critic, classicist, Daniel Mendelsohn, with Laureate for Irish Fiction, Sebastian Barry. With Daniel Mendelsohn joining us remotely from New York. (Online, live with Q&A.)
Virtual online screening of Sophie Deraspe’s powerful new feature film Antigone, set in Montreal today, where Antigone’s family are immigrants from North Africa. It will be screened on the Irish Film Institute’s video-on-demand platform IFI@HOME. The Irish Film Institute in partnership with ClassicsNow. (Admission charge of €7.50 for this event only.)
Italian author and Greek scholar, Andrea Marcolongo, with critic Mary Norris of the New Yorker, discussing their recent books on Ancient Greek and its pleasures and revelations. In partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute and Literature Ireland (online event).
Shapeshifting: Junk Ensemble dance company with artist Alice Maher and composer Denis Clohessy give insights into the making of The Misunderstanding of Myrrha, their new dance piece for Dublin Dance Festival, based on the myth of Myrrha/Smyrna from Ovid's Metamorphoses. With Poetry Ireland. (online)
An evening with Natalie Haynes: an in-conversation event with the sparkling novelist, critic and BBC broadcaster on her latest book about the women of Greek myth, Pandora’s Jar. (Online event, from Natalie Haynes’ home in London.)
Antigone Now: panel discussion on Antigone's contemporary resonances, with Irish playwrights Conall Morrison and Colin Murphy, both of whom have written versions/ adaptations of Sophocles’ Antigone. In conversation with arts journalist Paula Shields. (Online event)
In Conversation event with playwright Marina Carr on her plays’ reimaginings/ transpositions of Greek tragedy to Irish settings, including her forthcoming work for the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, The Boy, based on the myth of Oedipus, the cursed king of Thebes. In conversation with award-winning theatre director, Caitríona McLaughlin. (Online event)