Svetlana Alexievich the 2015 Nobel literature winner, waves  after a news conference in Minsk, Belarus, yesterday.  The judges described her work “a monument to suffering and courage.” Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP Photo

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Friends and family carry the remains Seamus Wright to his funeral Mass in St Agnes’  Church  in Belfast on Tuesday. The inset is a picture of Seamus Wright which was placed on his coffin. Photograph: Reuters

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Lovers: Timmy Creed as Joe and Mary-Lou McCarthy as Margaret. Photograph: Miki Barlok

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Paul Sharry returns at wing forward for Westmeath. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Jung Soo Yun as Faust
Review: Faust
  • Stage
  • February 24, 2015, 17:13

FaustEveryman, Cork*****How to poise most of an orchestra on a pile of books is a problem few stage designers might welcome but Lisa Zagone, assisted (...)

South Korean tenor Jung Soo Yun, the lead in Faust. Photograph: Miki Barlok

According to Julie Kelleher, artistic director of the Everyman Palace in Cork, the forthcoming presentation of Gounod’s Faust will have the orchest(...)