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Artistic License: A new chapter for books

Still puttin’ on the ritz

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

3rd October, 2009

‘‘Do people still dress up for the theatre?” said my friend in a surprised tone. Peering into the auditorium of the Gate Theatre in Dublin on Tuesday night, before the premiere of Conor McPherson’s play The Birds, it seemed the answer to his question was all around us.

Laughing and chatting as they drifted into their seats, the theatre-goers in our midst exuded an intoxicating air of glamour. The ladies...

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