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The 8th
Myth and Theatre Festival

On Gossip
took place
July 5 - 9, 2000

at

The Garter Lane Arts Centre
Waterford, Ireland

Produced by
Pantheatre, Paris (Dir. Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise)
Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford (Dir. Caroline Senior)
Mink Theatre, Ireland (Dir. Ciannait Clancy)

in collaboration with
Red Kettle Theatre, Waterford (Dir. Ben Hennessy)
Charmenko
, London (Dir. Nick Hobbs)

Spring Journal and Publications, USA

If myth is "glorified gossip", then why not have both the glory and the gossip?

Glory is the manifestation of myth on stage: images deploying ideas and emotions that reach mythical dimensions.

Gossip is the salt and pepper of image-making, humanity’s small talk: it grounds and flavours both tragedy and comedy.

Invited guests included Nor Hall (whose 1999 New Orleans lecture Hermes and the Keyhole Aura inspired the theme On Gossip), Sonu Shamdasani, Stephen Karcher, as well as Irish contributors.