Collection RC0869 - W. B. Yeats - Horseman, pass by! the story of a poet

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W. B. Yeats - Horseman, pass by! the story of a poet

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  • 1990 (Creation)

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1 film reel (58:00:00): b&w, sd.; 16/35 mm (Director and producer: Malcolm Brown)
Films have been converted to 1 VHS video cassette and 1 video cassette

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W. B. Yeats, poet and playwright, was born in Dublin on 13 June 1865. His most popular play is the patriotic Cathleen ni Houlihan first performed in 1902. His poetry includes The Tower (1928) and The Winding Stair (1929). Yeats won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. He died in Roquebrune, France on 28 January 1939.

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Frank O'Connor is the pseudonoym of Michael O'Donovan, born in county Cork, Ireland in 1903, and primarily known as a short story writer. He died in Dublin on 10 March 1966.

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Brendan Kennelly, English professor and poet, was born in Ballylongford, county Kerry, Ireland on 17 April 1936. He was educated at Trinty College, Dublin and the University of Leeds.

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The collection contains 'Horseman, pass by! the story of a poet', told by Frank O'Connor and Brendan Kennelly in a series of moving images. These images are saved in various formats.

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