The Dublin tenements and the Western Front, during and after the First World War. The winner of the Silver Tassie will be the school with greatest combined Stableford Score over the 2 pairs. The opera was composed between 1997 and 1999. This is a non-qualifying Stableford Competition with no scratch prize. In the final two acts, set in a hospital ward and at a football-club party, we see how the one-time sporting hero, Harry, is now treated as a pitiable victim and betrayed by those who loved him. Yeats attacked the play for what he called "a series of almost unrelated scenes". Pitch-perfect … Ronan Raferty as Harry Heegan in The Silver Tassie. In the first act we seem to be in familiar O'Casey territory: while two old codgers wait for the footballing hero Harry Heegan to embark for the battlefields of France, they dodge the "tambourine theology" of a female evangelist and the domestic violence of their warring neighbours. Please submit a separate form for each team. An experimental, semi-expressionist tragedy depicting the journey of two young fooballing heroes from the slums of inner city Dublin to the unspeakable horrors of the Western Front - … eán O'Casey's tumultuous play has always posed a problem: how to reconcile its authentic Dublin realism with its expressionist evocation of the horrors of the first world war. This fine production reveals the inner consistency of O'Casey's assault on the brutalising impact of war. First performed in the Apollo Theatre on London's West End. But director Howard Davies and designer Vicki Mortimer brilliantly overcome the problem by treating the play as a unified whole. There will also be other prizes. Ronan Raftery's Harry turns from an emblem of sporting heroism into an embittered Dublin Thersites, crying, "The Lord hath given and man hath taken away." Tel: +353 1 670 4906, Registered Charity Number: CHY 20847 This includes use of the course, coffee, breakfast roll, lunch and prizes. Collected Plays Volume Two: The Silver Tassie; Within the Gates; the Star Turns Red/ by Seán O'Casey, The Estate of Sean O'Casey: Macnaughton Lord Representation, 44 South Molton StreetLondon W1K 5RTEngland. 17 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, (Schools may enter more than one team of 4). (c) Irish Theatre Institute 4298  Seán O'Casey's tumultuous play has always posed a problem: how to reconcile its authentic Dublin realism with its expressionist evocation of the horrors of the first world war. W www.irishtheatreinstitute.ie VAT Number  Admin, Irish Theatre Institute Please direct any queries regarding entry to thesilvertassiegolf@gmail.com. But, by giving the play a visual unity, Davies and Mortimer underline O'Casey's key … The production also sustains its blend of realism and expressionism to show how a civilian knees-up finds its echoes in a ghostly dance of death. The 2020 competition is a four ball better ball played over 18 holes. The maximum individual playing handicap is 24. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian. That stylish disconnect was one of the reasons Yeats brutally rejected the play for the Abbey theatre in 1928. The Silver Tassie is an uncompromising antiwar play, focusing on the tragic wound of Harry Heegan, a common soldier who goes to war as mindlessly as …

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