Frank McGuinness. Living With Mortality. A Short Stay in Switzerland
This episode features the renowned playwright and poet Frank McGuinness who gave a paper entitled "Living With Mortality: A Short Stay in Switzerland" on February 25th 2010 in the Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD. Frank spoke about the issue of mortality as treated in drama from Greek theatre to contemporary work, including his adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts and his screenplay for the widely acclaimed and BAFTA nominated BBC drama "A Short Stay in Switzerland" which tells the story of Dr Anne Turner who chose to end her life in a Dignitas clinic in Switzerland in January 2006.