Mary O’Donovan
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Mary O’Donovan


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Track 1: Growing up in the 1930s and 1940s, her parents’ involvement in the Cork Shakespearean Society with Father O’Flynn and her introduction to theatre with the ‘Up Cork’ shows. Track 2: She recalls her days in the pantomimes and reasons why the Drama School didn’t go on tour outside Cork. Track 3: Her admiration for Colum Fehily, the scriptwriter. Track 4: Her broadcasts on Radio Éireann. Track 5: Meeting John B. Keane for the first time, while she was a member of the Theatre of the South, and her part in ‘Many Young Men of Twenty’. Track 6: The repetition in her work, and the reasons why she didn’t pursue her career on the world stage. The highlights of her thirty-four years on the stage. The play ‘Moll’, which John B. Keane wrote for her.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Cork Theatrical Collection


128 kbps

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48 hours

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11.28 MB, 6.66 MB, 11.70 MB, 5.13 MB, 9.21 MB, 10.70 MB, 7.52 MB, 10.78 MB

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Stage performances

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe