Now available in AUDIO BOOK format for a new listening adventure.
The CD of this seminal event is suitable for both home and educational environments. This two CD set contains all three acts of the premiere stage production while maintaining the artistic integrity and emotional power of the original. Easter Rising ranks among the great dramas of the twentieth century and we are pleased to make it available to every student of Irish history and every lover of theatre throughout the world.
To buy the audio book, contact Brian Gordon Sinclair:
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The death of a parent is a seminal event in each and every life. With the passing of my Irish-born mother came the loving recollection of a strong woman who raised me in a cold water flat, cleaned houses for a living, cared for a war wounded husband, and coped with the frustrations of an all male family. Inherent in her was the will to survive and an indomitable fighting spirit, a spirit that is common to the Irish people. At this time, a desire to know more about this spirit and to explore my roots was kindled.
This desire became enflamed by the discovery of an incredible historical event...the Irish revolution of 1916. The events of the Rising combined to form one of the great dramas of the 20th century. Amazingly, no one, until now, had ever written a play detailing this adventure, much less presenting it from the viewpoint of Patrick H. Pearse.....poet, lawyer, visionary, educationalist, and rebel.
The 1916 Irish Easter uprising was the first successful revolution in 20th century Europe. A courageous band of revolutionaries, though scorned by most of their fellow Irishmen, were convinced that through their defeat and deaths they would arouse the Irish people to a victorious fight for independence. Incredibly, they were right, and out of the Easter Rising came a resurgence of the Irish nationalism which led ultimately to Irish Independence......the Irish Free State in 1922 and the Republic of Ireland in 1948.