Thursday, November 10, 2005

Cathleen ni Houlihan and Deirdre



An Evening of W.B. Yeats Plays
He is best known for his staring role in Mrs. Fisher's 4th grade class' redition of George Washington, but for English 384R Tony was in two plays, both written by Yeats. In the first play, Cathleen ni Houlihan, he portrays, "Peter Gillane." This play compares Ireland to an old woman as well as a beautiful queen, and the almost mystical appeal of fighting for Ireland's freedom.
The second play, Deirdre, Tony played, "A dark-faced executioner." Deirdre has been declared as the founding myth of Ireland. It is a story of passion and devotion fighting against defeat and oppression.
For more information on Yeats visit: http://www.online-literature.com/yeats/
Clips of Tony's performance can be found below.