Course Detail: O_IRDRA - Ancestral Voices Prophesying War: Conflict and Revolution in 20th Century Irish Drama

Through six plays, we'll examine the history of Ireland's troubled relationship with England, the 1916 Republican Uprising and subsequent civil war between Irish Free Staters and Diehards, and the bitter struggle between Nationalists and Unionists in Northern Ireland. Plays are studied for dramatic qualities as well as social and historical significance. Required books: Three Dublin Plays: The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock, & The Plough and the Stars, Sean O'Casey, ISBN 9780571195527, USM price $16; The Hostage, Brendan Behan, ISBN 9781474225786, available from the publisher at; Selected Plays, Brian Friel, ISBN 9780813206271, USM price $24.95; Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Frank McGuiness, ISBN 9780571146116 (available on

Course Pre-requisites
(required) OLLI Annual Membership

 Session Detail:  OPFA17IRDRA (3 seats (27%) remaining)
Schedule: Every week on Monday, starting on 09/11/17 and ending on 11/06/17 (excluding 10/09/17)
Times: 12:45pm - 02:45pm
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Price: OLLI Course : $50.00

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Derek Campbell
Derek Campbell
Biography: Derek Campbell was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and retired to Portland after a 40year career as actor, director, and teacher. He has taught at Middlesex Polytechnic, London; PSU; SUNY Buffalo; MIT; Bennington College; and Niagara University. No image available

Facility Detail
Wishcamper Center
44 Bedford St.
Portland, ME 04101