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Fiach Mac Conghail: Published: August 3, 2014

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Michael Brennan

Political Editor


Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

19th December, 2014

Back in the days when WB Yeats was involved in running the Abbey, he would often turn up unexpectedly to productions in the original theatre. Ten minutes into a play, Yeats’s large-domed head would appear in the stairwell. His gaze would sweep across the audience as if he were contemplating in satisfaction the scene before him.

Theatre-goers rarely twigged the truth: Yeats was actually counting the bodies in the audience as against the...

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