Gavin Quinn. Photograph: Eric Luke

The nominees for best director at this year’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards don’t mean to sound ungrateful. But none of them are entirely sure (...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who has died aged 46, was perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation. Hoffman was found in(...)

John Patrick Shanley accepting his Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award

‘Speaking straight up, I’ve avoided writing as an Irish man most of my life,” John Patrick Shanley tells the Irish American Writers & Artists Asso(...)

Desire Under the ElmsSmock Alley Theatre, Dublin ****No matter how many people suffer in Greek tragedy, we can usually decide on a single tragic hero:(...)

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Marking the line-up announcement for the 2013 Dublin Theatre Festival on Grafton Street today were festival director Willie White and actors Daragh Kelly, Camille O’Sullivan (left) and Aoibhinn McGinnity. The festival which runs from September 26th to October 13th. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A new play by Frank McGuinness, a fresh translation of The Threepenny Opera, and a new production of Waiting for Godot are among the works unveiled fo(...)

If American lives usually have no second acts, Tennessee Williams’s had dismal first and third acts and a splendid second act. He never stopped writin(...)

Ulster Bank: obtained a summary judgment against the Kildare property developer. Photograph: Alan Betson

An Irish property developer, Eugene O’Neill, who came to prominence after he backed out of a deal to sell apartments in Dublin during the height of th(...)

Vincent Dowling: credited with launching Tom Hanks’s career, having directed him in a student production at California State University. Photograph: Tony Gavin

The actor and director Vincent Dowling came to national prominence as “Christy” in the long-running Raidió Éireann soap (...)

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