Saturday, November 25, 2006

Yeats Exhibition

We've added a new link in our Poetry categories in the sidebar on the right to the truly outstanding National Library of Ireland Yeats exhibition. The Library has now created a micro-site on Yeats and has started putting on some of the material from the exhibition, including, for instance, Luca Crispi's video masterclass on 'Sailing to Byzantium', and will be developing the site further. We highly recommend the exhibition itself to all our readers; it is difficult to imagine any poet presented better. There are also excellent free tours conducted by expert guides.

VI formers, studying Yeats for the Leaving Certificate, will also shortly each receive a copy of this week's Irish Independent supplement on Yeats, and we will be organising trips to the Library. The four films shown in the exhibition are now available on DVD, which we have bought for use in class. The exhibition is long-term, and expected to last three years.

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