Oldfilibuster’s Rhyme & Reason – E03 – The Seven Ages – Like it or Not

Oldfilibuster’s Rhyme & Reason

We can’t separate literature and music from history; they go hand in hand. History is memoir, history records the mistakes. History is in our back yards, our photo albums, and our personal memories. Some say that the victors write history, and that may be true in some cases. But literature and song rarely hide from the real-life events, describing the glory and the gory with equal honesty. Oldfilibuster takes a wide sweep from the local to the global, from the whimsical to the gravely solemn. This necessarily means that some podcasts will be light, and some will be more serious and weightier. Notwithstanding, Oldfilibuster’s Rhyme & Reason is mainly about the past, helped along by poetry and music.

Episode 3

The Seven Ages – Like it or Not” by We Honest Troubadours. Devised by: Berni Dwan. Directed by: Alan O’Brien + Berni Dwan. Written + Performed by: Berni Dwan, Jimmy O’Connell + Michael J Whelan. Narration + Singing by: Alan O’Brien. Jacques’ speech, The Seven Ages of Man in Shakespeare’s As You Like It describes the journey from birth to death. We signpost it with new poetry and old song. It happened on Saturday February 22nd at 9.30 pm in Smock Alley Theatre.