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Paul Muldoon and Roy Foster, Rona Munro

Philip Dodd is joined by poet Paul Muldoon and historian Roy Foster to discuss pinning down moments of history and how myths are made. Plus conversation with playwright Rona Munro.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon explores the history of Ireland in his new collection, One Thousand Things Worth Knowing. Historian Roy Foster's latest book is Vivid Faces: the Revolutionary Generation in Ireland 1890-1923. Philip Dodd brings them together for a conversation about pinning down moments of history and the way myths are made.

Rona Munro's new play Scuttlers runs at Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre from Feb 5th - March 7th directed by Wils Wilson. It depicts Manchester gangs and riots in the Industrial Revolution and in 2011. She talks about putting history on stage in this and her James trilogy which was performed in Edinburgh and London last year.

Producer: Fiona McLean.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Rona Munro

    The playwirght talks about her new play Scuttlers opening in Manchester.

    Duration: 14:26

  • Poet Paul Muldoon and historian Roy Foster

    The exploration of Irish history

    Duration: 29:01

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Paul Muldoon
Interviewed Guest Roy Foster
Presenter Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest Rona Munro
Producer Fiona McLean

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