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Key Figures


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Four programmes devoted to those who recognised and nourished the genius of others. 4:
Countess Cathleen Written by MAURICE LEITCH
Maud Gonne was the key figure in the life and poetry of W. B. Yeats. His unrequited love for her over a period of 30 years and his desire to hold her interest in him. acted as a powerful catalyst to his writing reflected in both its style and subject matter.
This programme tells the story of their complex and difficult relationship.
Narrated by Joseph O'Conor with and Directed by ALEC REID


Unknown: Countess Cathleen Written
Unknown: Maurice Leitch
Unknown: Maud Gonne
Unknown: W. B. Yeats.
Unknown: Joseph O'Conor
Directed By: Alec Reid
Maud Gonne: Sian Phillips
W B Yeats: Denys Hawthorne
M Millevoye: Gregory de Polnay
Mary Maguire: Heather Bell
Sean O'Casey: Harry Webster
Micheal Mac Liammer: Sean Barrett

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