The Beauty Queen of Leenaned -a dramatized play reading at Brody House

Experience the classic play “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Martin McDonagh in a unique dramatized play reading at Brody House in Budapest!   This 1996 dramatic play premiered with the Druid Theatre Company in Galway, Ireland and features talented Irish actors along with a distinguished member of the Expect Community’s relative.   Catch the …

Krisztina Kodó: George Bernard Shaw: a Literary Classic Writer in Hungarian; Hungarian Reception of George Bernard Shaw’s Works from 1956 to the Present

Article George Bernard Shaw is considered a literary classic writer in Hungarian. This statement serves as the hypothesis of the article which examines Shaw’s reception in Hungary from 1956 to the present. Arms and the Man (1893) was the first play performed in Hungary in 1904 which firmly set Shaw in the Hungarian literary canon. …

Krisztina Kodó: Nora, the Invisible Woman, Mother, and Wife: A Book Review of Nora by Nuala O’Connor (2021)

Book review DOI 10.51313/Freeside-2023-10 The present review introduces Nuala O’Connor’s fictional biography titled Nora, published in 2021. The work focuses on Nora Barnacle’s relationship and marriage with James Joyce, the famous Irish author of Ulysses. Nora was the invisible woman, mother and wife who loved and supported Joyce, the great genius. The novel illustrates how much Nora was …

Book Club Events in November and December

The last two book club events will be held in the Embassy again. The books which will be discussed are the following: Claire Keegan: Small Things Like These Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan – between happiness and ruin | Fiction | The Guardian Paul Murray: The Bee Sting The Bee Sting by Paul Murray review …

Heaney Memorial lecture by Roy Foster

THE SZÉCHENYI ACADEMY OF LETTERS AND ARTS cordially invites you to join the 10th SEAMUS HEANEY MEMORIAL LECTURE “BARBAROUS CLANGOURS”? SEAMUS HEANEY, W.B.YEATS AND MEDITATING IN TIME OF CIVIL WAR” by ROY FOSTER Roy Foster is the Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and the Honorary Fellow of Trinity College Dublin Date: …

Emerald Film Club podcast – 18th October 2022

We are pleased to share this podcast which was recorded at the first Emerald Film Club event in October at KJU. We would like to thank His Excellency Ronan Gargan, the Ambassador of Ireland to Hungary for his support. The podcast features the opening speech of His Excellency Ronan Gargan, a presentation on The Banshee …