Edward Albee

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Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf photographed by Joan Marcus

EVERYONE’S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College Three Stars George and Martha, the rancorous protagonists of Edward Albee’s(...)

Willie White, director of the Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Willie White is moving beyond it. It isn’t that the artistic director of the Dublin Theatre Festival (DTF) is reluctant to discuss this year’s setbac(...)

Erasure: Vince Clarke and Andy Bell
Andy Bell: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’ve just finished Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance. That was out about 15 years ago, but it’s quite a thick book and took me a(...)

Director Mike White attends the premiere party for his latest film Brad’s Status in Toronto. Photograph: Leonard Adam/WireImage

At 47, Mike White, the remarkably talented writer, director, actor and producer of School of Rock, is enjoying the most feted year of his already glea(...)

Bavarian finance minister Markus Söder (right, as Marilyn Monroe)  hopes to leverage his personal popularity in Bavaria to revive the CSU’s fortunes. Photograph: David Ebener/EPA

Angela Merkel’s complicated game of coalition poker has just been dealt a new wild card. Some 10 weeks after a disastrous election result, her Bavari(...)

Left to right: Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in mother!

There is a place for pale, retiring films that venture out only on cloudless days. We also need big, loud, even vulgar movies that grab you by the sho(...)

Edward Albee: March 12th, 1928-September 16th, 2016. He inherited the torch of American drama from Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Edward Albee, widely considered the foremost American playwright of his generation – whose psychologically astute and piercing dramas explored the con(...)

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt in  the film “By the Sea”: was the 2013 movie the last therapeutic gasp for Brangelina? Photograph: Universal Pictures via AP

The death of Edward Albee this week was an excuse to revisit one of the greatest semi-factual toxic marriages of cinema: the movie version of his Who’(...)

Sophie Robinson, Mark Huberman, Fiona Bell and Denis Conway in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Gate Theatre. Photo by Pat Redmond.

★★★★★ Be warned: the tempestuous marriage between George and Martha contains so many dazzling cruelties and vicious verbal flayings that some of th(...)

Making a Murderer: it’s now impossible to see the initial news story about Teresa Halbach’s murder, of which Steven Avery was found guilty, as anything other than a fiction. Photograph: Netflix

Almost 10 years ago a story emerged detailing a particularly sickening crime. The version I read was a short report, of a rape and murder in the US, w(...)

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