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Shelter and Shadows: Awakening to Our Common Identity (Ranelagh, Dublin History)

Keogh, Raymond M.
Irish Volunteer Gerald Keogh was killed at dawn on Easter Tuesday 1916 by Anzac troops defending Trinity College Dublin. His eldest brother, J. Augustus Keogh—who lived in London where he was stage manager at the Royalty Theatre—on hearing of his brother’s death, immediately made moves to return home. He convinced W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory that he was well qualified to become manager of the Abbey Theatre in the aftermath of the troubles and, indeed, the troubles which the Abbey had with its former manager, St John Ervine. Shelter and Shadows reveals what it is to be born and live between two worlds that emerged from conflicting Irish traditions. Coming to terms with ancestral conflict and cultural incompatibility awakens a revolutionary view of our common humainty. Ultimately, we are presented with an uplifting exploration of the meaning of human identity.