Launch Event & S H I F T

Filed under:Project — posted by Hugh Denard on February 24, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

The Provost, Dr John Hegarty, will launch the digital reconstruction of the old Abbey Theatre at a Reception in the Foyer of the Samuel Beckett Theatre, on

Friday 15th April 2011, at 7 p.m.

The reception will be followed, at 8pm, by a live, mixed-media production


in the Samuel Beckett Theatre, in which contemporary Irish sound and video artists, actors and musicians, will create a live, improvisatory response to the 1907 Playboy of the Western World riots, augmented by the digital model of the old Abbey Theatre.

Tickets for S H I F T, which cost €12/€6 (concessions), will soon be available from

These two events follow the Annual Samuel Beckett Lecture, by Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté (Pennsylvania) on “Beckett and Bathos”, in the Samuel Beckett Theatre at 5.30pm (admission free), and will also mark the opening of

An International Symposium, “The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance and The Historical Imagination”, in the Samuel Beckett Centre on

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April.

S H I F T is supported by the Trinity Association and Trust, the Samuel Beckett Centre, and the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.

See event listing on the School of Drama, Film and Music website website.


  1. Breaking news: Dr John Hegarty, Provost of Trinity College Dublin, will speak at the launch of the Abbey Theatre, 1904 project, at 7pm on 15th April, at the Samuel Beckett Theatre.

    Comment by Hugh Denard — March 15, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

  2. The launch event has so far been listed in:
    TCD School of Drama, Film and Music

    Cultural History of Ireland Research Association

    Vulgo – an article by S H I F T dramaturg, Chris Collins

    S H I F T Production Website

    Comment by Hugh Denard — March 16, 2011 @ 1:32 am

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image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace