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Seamus Heaney

A tribute to Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize winner and one of the world's greatest poets. He talks to Kirsty Wark about his lifelong passion for poetry, living through the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and his fascination with the ancient past - settings that inspired his Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf, his poems on the Dark Age 'bog people' and his translation of Sophocles' classical Greek drama Antigone, which received its premiere at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 2004.

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30 minutes

Last on

Wed 18 Sep 2013 22:40


Role Contributor
InterviewerKirsty Wark
Interviewed GuestSeamus Heaney
DirectorJulian Birkett