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Richard Kearney interviewed for the Boston Globe

“Family history in Ireland inspires ‘Twinsome Minds’” in the Boston Globe, February 26, 2016

Richard Kearney was speaks about Twinsome Minds:

While growing up in his native Ireland, Richard Kearney recalls his grandparents describing numerous instances of loved ones, friends, and neighbors caught on opposing sides of Irish-British relations in 1916. In that year, an estimated 485 Irish died in the Easter Rising insurrection to end British rule, while 3,500 Irish soldiers in the British Army were killed at the Battle of the Somme in France during World War I.

Kearney, a resident of Newton and the Charles Seelig Professor in Philosophy at Boston College, believes that the centenary is a cause for commemoration but also reflection toward the future. Both aspects are expressed in the multimedia presentation, ‘Twinsome Minds: Recovering 1916 in Images and Stories’…

Read more at bostonglobe.com

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Twinsome Minds in the Irish Times

Twinsome Minds was noted in a review of the Abbey Theatre’s “Theatre of Change Symposium” by Peter Crawly and Sara Keating of the Irish Times.

The visual underscoring is a stark reminder of the palimpsest of past and present, and a warning that the commemoration of 1916 should be not just about what happened but also about what did not happen, and what might have happened had the Free State’s history not unfolded the way it did. — Peter Crawly, Sara Keating

Read More at the Irish Times

(Photograph: Monika Chmielarz via the Irish Times)

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