Peter Brook

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“I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is(...)

‘Marriage of Figaro’ director Patrick Mason with Jonathan Lemalu, who plays Figaro

Meeting Patrick Mason was relatively simple. He was ensconced in rehearsals for Irish National Opera’s new production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, (...)

Jeanne Moreau in Lift to the Scaffold/Ascenseur pour L’echafaud (1958)

With her sensual, pouting mouth, her Gauloises-saturated voice, and her combination of sharp intelligence and smouldering sexuality, Jeanne Moreau, wh(...)

Irish manufacturer’s Ecocem subsidiary Orcem Americas wants to build a grinding mill in Vallejo, close to San Francisco

A US local authority has dealt a blow to Irish manufacturer Ecocem’s plans for a €45 million mill by formally opposing the project. Ecocem subsidiary(...)

Harry Jardine in A Midsummer Night’s Dream , at Bord Gais Energy Theatre  as part of Dublin Theatre Festival

A Midsummer Night’s Dream ★★★★ Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin Where are we now? Shakespeare’s comedy of escape, transformation and radically(...)

Sculptor Donnacha Cahill’s giant pop-up audio visual sculpture, The Gramophone,  at the market outside St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church  as part of Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

1. Name-checking Galway’s designation as Capital of Culture works every time. ]Elvis Costello is on stage at the Big Top tent on Friday, the night (...)

Dramatic legacy: Samuel Beckett directing Waiting for Godot in Berlin in 1975; it is surely impossible to encounter the stark setting of WB Yeats’s Purgatory – a road, a tree – without thinking of Beckett’s play. Photograph: Heuer/Ullstein Bild via Getty

In his influential book The Empty Space the English director Peter Brook wrote about what he called the Holy Theatre, or “the notion that the stage(...)

Andrew Scott’s sublime attention to detail in Sea Wall has an  hypnotic effect.   Photograph: Ken Cummins
Review: Sea Wall

Sea Wall Project Arts Centre, Dublin *****It may be best to know as little as possible before going to Sea Wall, a play that, at its most profound, is(...)