In the end, it stands or falls as a work of the #imagination
. “Its author ultimately requires no justifications other than those of his own creative impulses for any assertions in the mouths of its characters” That it has for so long given so much pleasure to so manyhttps://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2009/0622/646098-midnight/http://midnight-court.com/intro-to-the-court.html
The Appeal of the Midnight Court
The Appeal of the Midnight Court is a special documentary made by Cathal Póirtéir for RTÉ Radio 1 to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of #Clare
This controversial tour de force was #banned
in its English translation in the 20th Century, while the Irish language original did not suffer in the same way.
This bi-lingual examination of the poem looks at the reasons for that as well as the composition of the poem and its continuing popularity for over two hundred years.
The Appeal of the Midnight Court features readings from the original poem by some of those who performed and discussed the Cúirt at this year's Merriman Winter School in Co Clare.
Producer: Cathal Póirtéir
An Irish radio documentary from #RTÉ
Radio 1, #Ireland
- Documentary on One - the home of #Irish
A radio documentary to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Clare poet Brian Merriman.www.rte.ie