August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm€5
Pronounced by W.B. Yeats to be “one of the most inspired chronicles written in English”, Castle Rackrent offers a glimpse into the demise of the corrupt Rackrent dynasty, told by the ‘loyal’ family servant Thady Quirk. Published in 1800, Castle Rackrent is considered to be the first historical novel and is a witty satire on the effects of the feudal system in Ireland.
A Rehearsed Reading of
In a version adapted and directed by Róisín Mee
The rehearsed reading features a cast you won’t want to miss!
and Colin Carpenter.
Gerardine Meaney, Professor of Cultural Theory and Director of the UCD Humanities Institute, will join a panel discussion afterwards.