Kenneth Tynan

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Peter Hall: the late director at the National Theatre  in London in March 1976, just before its first public performance. Photograph: Dennis Oulds/Central/Getty

Peter Reginald Frederick Hall Born: November 22nd, 1930 Died: September 11th, 2017 Peter Hall, who created the Royal Shakespeare Company at the age o(...)

I couldn’t keep my sticky, six-year-old fingers off it. I think I loved Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from the moment I became aware of it. The(...)

We all know what “deceptively spacious” means, and a host of other property clichés besides. So, when I read an ad from Bowe Property in Bandon on myh(...)

Stephen Fry: ‘Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain?’ Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

The English comedian, actor, writer and presenter Stephen Fry has described God as “quite clearly a maniac”, “monstrous, utterly monstrous”, and “tota(...)

“I could as easily have become a nun, or a prostitute, or both,” said Billie Whitelaw, who has died aged 82. Instead, she claimed that acting had all(...)

The quare fellow 50 years on

Fifty years ago this week Dublin saw one of its biggest displays of public mourning since the assassination of Collins and the death of Parnell(...)

 Colin Wilson

For a few months in the 1950s, Colin Wilson, who has died aged 82, was taken at his own valuation as “the major literary genius of our century”. The p(...)