Samuel Beckett

Trinity College and The Long Room

Trinity College and The Long Room<p>College Green, Dublin, Ireland | +353 1 896 1000<p>An oasis of tranquility in the teeming center of Dublin, this campus …

Harry Potter

The Prisoner an intriguing, challenging night at the theatre - review

Following a brief stint in Edinburgh, Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne’s new play has transferred to London’s National Theatre.<p>The Prisoner is …

The Theatre

Lucky review – Harry Dean Stanton ages disgracefully

Here is the heartrending almost-final movie performance from the then 90-year-old Harry Dean Stanton. (He actually had one more film in him after this before he died, playing a sheriff in the yet to be released Frank and Ava, about Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner; and he was also in David Lynch’s new …

Harry Dean Stanton

Troy Foundry Theatre To Present CATASTROPHE CARNIVALE: AN EVENING OF BECKETT SHORTS

The Troy Foundry Theatre, a 501(c)3 professional theatre company in Troy, NY, will present CATASTROPHE CARNIVALE: AN EVENING OF BECKETT SHORTS in the …

William Shakespeare

Book clinic: which books can help me understand the Irish identity?

<b>I live in London but am about to relocate to Ireland because of Brexit. Which books could help me to understand the soul of the Irish people?</b><i><br>Linda Joy, 50, communications specialist</i><p><b>JP O’Malley, cultural critic, journalist and writer, writes:</b><br>Begin in a random Dublin pub. Order a pint of Guinness, …

Books

Buy cinema tickets for Night Watch | BFI Southbank

Night Watch<p>Elizabeth Taylor and Billie Whitelaw star in this suspenseful thriller.<p>UK-USA 1973<br>Dir Brian G Hutton<br>With Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence …

Film (UK)

Fiction Book Review: Wild Milk by Sabrina Orah Mark. Dorothy (SPD, dist.), $16 trade paper (168p) ISBN 978-0-9973666-8-6

Wild Milk<p>Sabrina Orah Mark. Dorothy (SPD, dist.), $16 trade paper (168p) ISBN 978-0-9973666-8-6<p>Poet Mark’s fiction debut (after <i>Tsim Tsum</i>) constructs …

Book Reviews

John Calder Published Edgy Books by Samuel Beckett, Henry Miller and William Burroughs

Montreal-born poet and provocateur was exonerated of British obscenity charges<p>John Calder, born into a wealthy family of Scots and Canadians, burst free of his establishment bonds in the 1950s and 1960s to publish books by edgy and controversial authors including Samuel Beckett, Henry Miller and …

Playwrights

NOT the National Portrait Gallery

<i>Poster cartoon by kind permission of © Richard Jolley/ Private Eye magazine.</i><b>PCO Chair human Clive Goddard writes:</b>“No, its ‘Not the National Portrait …

National Portrait Gallery

Cyclist seriously injured after being struck by lorry in Dublin city centre

The incident occurred shortly after 9am at the busy junction at Guild St and North Wall Quay near the Samuel Beckett Bridge.<p>The full extent of the …

Playwrights

Fears over cycling safety after truck collides with cyclist in restricted zone on North Wall Quay

A cyclist had a lucky escape this morning after they collided with a truck in a scary incident in the city centre.<p>The incident happened just after …

Cycling

Investigation launched after cyclist hit by lorry in Dublin city centre

Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland<p>Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland<p>GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING a collision between a cyclist and a lorry that …

Playwrights

Cyclist rushed to hospital after being struck by lorry in Dublin

<b>A CYCLIST has been left with serious injuries after being struck a lorry at a busy junction in Dublin city centre.</b><p>The incident occurred shortly after …

Cycling

Publisher John Calder, Champion of Edgy Authors, Dies at 91

LONDON (AP) — Influential publisher John Calder, who championed avant-garde authors and battled censorship, has died. He was 91.<p>Colleague Alessandro …

Literature

John Calder, trailblazer in independent publishing with authors including Samuel Beckett and William Burroughs

John Calder, who has died aged 91, made his name in the 1960s as a bold and uncompromising publisher of “difficult” modern authors, many of them of Continental origin, and as a dour but energetic proselytiser of the sexual revolution and the end of censorship.<p>A stocky, mole-like figure with a …

Playwrights

Charlotte Rae: Theater world knew the actress could be so much more than just Mrs. Garrett

Charlotte Rae, “The Facts of Life” star who died Sunday at 92, may be inexorably linked to the muffin-baking, wisdom-imparting housemother she played on TV, but the actress did find a place where she finally could shake that typecasting: theater.<p>Rae was, after all, a Northwestern theater school …

Charlotte Rae

Waiting for Godot, Edinburgh International Festival, review - a sublime reinvention of a masterpiece

Druid Theatre’s production of Waiting for Godot arrives in Edinburgh like a roguishly timed rebuke to the roving August holidaymaker, the busy-bee festival-goer. You can scamper off to pastures new and foreign climes, or scurry after revivifying artistic experiences, but isn’t human life reducible …

The Theatre

A packed-out crowd for Semyon Bychkov at the Proms, plus August's best classical concerts

BBC Proms 2018: Prom 65, Semyon Bychkov and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall ★★★☆☆<p>Nothing inspires loyalty quite like the Proms. Last night at the Royal Albert Hall the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Semyon Bychkov offered a programme that was far from easy-going, yet the place …

Flute

Beckett to be performed in PSNI station as part of Happy Days Festival

THE work of Nobel Laureate Samuel Beckett is to be performed inside Enniskillen PSNI station.<p>Actor Colin Salmon will perform on Devenish Island and …

County Fermanagh

Surprising famous friends throughout history

Montana

Brexit looms large in arts festival that straddles Irish border

Visitors to the only arts festival that straddles the Irish border will be invited to take their positions in a circle that is half in Northern Ireland and half in the republic, and wait to see if Godot arrives at a tree planted by the sculptor Antony Gormley on the dividing line between the …

Ireland

New York Premiere of On Beckett Set to Open This Fall

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced that they will present the New York premiere of <i>On Beckett</i>. Conceived and performed by Tony Award winner Bill …

Nobel Prize

Take A Walk Amongst The Best-Dressed Writers

Retire forever the stereotype that writers are shlubs! With their use of fabric <i>and</i> “the fabric of language,” (as Samuel Beckett put it) the …

Literature

Children's Book Review: A Very Late Story by Marianna Coppo. Flying Eye, $17.95 (48p) ISBN 978-1-911171-66-9

A Very Late Story<p>Marianna Coppo. Flying Eye, $17.95 (48p) ISBN 978-1-911171-66-9<p>More By and About This Author<p>Five creatures appear along the bottom …

Book Reviews

Books and beats: Music at Bird & Beckett

JOHN MCMURTRIE’S<p>BOOK PICK<p>Given the contentious times, many bookstores these days — more so than usual — serve as meeting places for people looking to …

Books

Bill Irwin to Bring Beckett-Inspired New Show Off-Broadway

Conceived and performed by the Tony winner, On Beckett will begin performances in September at Irish Rep.<p>Tony winner Bill Irwin will bring his new …

Off Broadway

Robin Williams’ possessions to be auctioned off for charity

Sotheby’s is preparing to auction off a collection of goods from the estate of Marsha and Robin Williams, including a wide variety of film and sports …

Robin Williams

Waiting for the Chief Justice of India

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra engaged in a free-wheeling conversation with journalists covering the Supreme Court on Friday evening after court …

India News

Result: Rowe & King Llandow Round 3

<i>David Bees and Gruffudd Lewis of Ribble Pro Cycling winners at Rowe & King Llandow Round 3 on Tuesday (July 17) – Wales</i><p><b>Result: Rowe & King Llandow</b> …

Cycling (UK)

Sotheby’s will sell Robin Williams’s art collection.

Robin Williams with Auguste Rodin's <i>The Thinker</i>. Photo by and copyright Arthur Grace, courtesy Sotheby's.Contemporary art, film memorabilia, furniture …

Robin Williams