“Creation and Reception: Corcadorca’s Live Archive” – The Merchant of Venice (2005) – exhibition and roundtable

The collaborative project “Creation and Reception: Corcadorca’s Live Archive” funded by UCC’s DUETS / College of Arts and Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Creative Practice Support Fund and led by Dr. Anne Etienne (School of English, UCC) and Corcadorca Theatre Company, has generated a series of events based around Corcadorca’s production of The Merchant of Venice. The emblematic run was part of the ambitious Relocation project, spearheaded by Corcadorca, which formed part of the programme of the Cork European Capital of Culture in 2005.

Dr. Anne Etienne and Corcadorca welcome feedback from the audiences of The Merchant of Venice in 2005 to construct a live archive of the theatre company. If you attended the performances, please contact them at merchantofvenice2005@gmail.com and come to the two events:

Revisiting The Merchant of Venice 2005, a site-specific exhibition, opens on Wednesday July 15th at the Old Distillery (North Mall, Cork city). The exhibition runs for two weeks and features the work of photographer Mike MacSweeney during the run of The Merchant of Venice, and a video installation curated by Pat Kiernan and Nicholas O’Riordan. Entry is free. Opening hours: 11am-4pm. All welcome.

Remembering The Merchant of Venice 2005, a roundtable discussion with the creative team, takes place on Saturday July 18th, 10.45am-4pm, in University College Cork, O’Rahilly Building, room G27. The event, which aims to reunite members of the creative team, cast, collaborators and audience from The Merchant of Venice, will be recorded and form the start of a new live archive about Corcadorca’s work. Guest panellists include Pat Kiernan (Director), Roma Patel (Set Designer), Mel Mercier (Composer), Eileen Walsh (Portia), Ryszard Radwanski (Tubal), Kieran Ahern (Antonio), Mary McCarthy (Director, The National Sculpture Factory) and Liz Meaney (Arts Director Performing and Local Arts, The Arts Council). We particularly want to hear what our audience has to say, so if you saw this spectacular production in 2005 and would be interested in attending the roundtable, please get in touch. Entry is free, but booking is essential. Please contact Anne and Fin at merchantofvenice2005@gmail.com to reserve your place.

For further info see: https://merchantofvenicecork2005.wordpress.com

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