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Lucia Joyce: Samuel Beckett kept a photograph of her in her silver fish costume. Photograph: Berenice Abbott/Getty

Lucia Joyce, born to James Joyce and Nora Barnacle in Trieste in 1907, has captured the imagination of many writers and artists as tragic muse. Film-m(...)

Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen. Photograph: Rob O’ Connor

It might be a ‘slush pile’ but reading through thousands of unsolicited manuscripts is actually “like panning for gold,” says Sarah Davis-Goff wh(...)

The Abbey Theatre described Stephen Swift as a ‘phenomenal actor, beloved friend and respected colleague’

Tributes, affection and respect have flowed after the death this week of Stephen Swift. The actor, who died aged 44 after a long illness, was a regul(...)

Australian musician and writer Nick Cave. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/GettyImages

After a stirring recording of his poem Steve McQueen plays, the lights come up in the Abbey Theatre and Nick Cave is seated at a grand piano playing S(...)

Nick Cave also takes part in an on-stage conversation at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre on Monday night

Aside from Nick Cave’s brief appearance last January at Dublin’s National Concert Hall (to celebrate Shane MacGowan’s 60th birthday), this show at the(...)

For all its self-awareness, mad gags and sometimes impenetrable idiosyncrasies, ’The Rehearsal’ is one of the most faithful representations of ‘Hamlet’ you could hope to find

The Rehearsal, Playing The Dane Abbey Theatre, Dublin. May 23rd-26th, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) abbeytheatre.ie “A problem, you solve,” says Sister Gertr(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

Tom Murphy in 1975: ‘His genius was to be able to create an immediate and vividly detailed social realism but somehow raise it to the heightened levels of the operas he loved so much.’ Photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

Tom Murphy was a prolific playwright who thought of himself as writing music for the spoken voice. “When I hear music, I hear an emotion. When I liste(...)

Galway International Arts Festival: Stanley Townsend stars in Paul Muldoon’s Incantata

World premieres of Paul Muldoon’s Incantata, two new plays, by Sonya Kelly and Cristin Kehoe, from Druid, and a new theatre installation from Enda Wal(...)

Tom Murphy at his home in Dublin in 2014 .Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to playwright Tom Murphy, who has died aged 83. The award-winning writer from Tuam, Co Galway, worked c(...)

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