Samuel Beckett

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Il Bravo: nominated for best opera and best costumes. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)

Samuel Beckett: Nobel committee chairman believed Beckett’s writing lacked a powerful heart. Photograph: Louis Monier/Getty

Samuel Beckett won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969, but newly released archives reveal that just a year earlier, the secretive committee that se(...)

James Mustich: “I spent 14 years writing this and I know that I’m going to spend the next 14 years hearing from people what should have been in it.”

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List, by the American author James Mustich, is best understood less as a book, more as a kind of i(...)

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) by  David Hockney Photograph: (David Hockney/Courtesy of Christie’s Images LTD via AP)

Results Hegarty’s Antiques and Fine Art Bandon Co Cork. Country house auction November 18th. The Bugle Room by Wojciech Kossak, €5,700 (€4,000-€6,000(...)

Gareth Lambe, head of office for Facebook in Ireland: “It’s a great signal of our intent and commitment to Ireland.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Social media giant Facebook has agreed terms to lease the high-profile 14-acre Bankcentre campus in Ballsbridge, which will allow it to add 5,000 staf(...)

  In December 1914, Kapp & Peterson dispatched ‘25,000 pipes’ from its factory in St Stephen’s Green to soldiers overseas

Reading Edmund Blunden’s classic memoir Undertones of War a while ago, I was intrigued by the mention of one of his colleagues, a fellow officer in th(...)

Colm Tóibín. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There is a peculiar intensity about some streets in Dublin that gets more layered the longer you live in the city and the more stray memories and asso(...)

 Anna Burns holds her book ‘Milkman’ during a photocall at the Royal Festival Hall in London for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Despite having been shortlisted for what was then the prestigious Orange Prize for women’s fiction in 2002 for her debut, No Bones, Anna Burns is a re(...)

First edition of Samuel Beckett’s “Eh Joe”, featuring Jack MacGowran on the cover (Faber & Faber, 1967)

One thing not mentioned in Brian Maye’s centenary tribute to him earlier this week (Diary, Monday) was that, before he became a famous actor, Jack Mac(...)

The Fever: an antidote to the era of the individual. Photograph: Waleed Shah

THE FEVER Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin ★ ★ ★ ★ One of the roles of drama is to make the audience feel differently, and this unusual(...)

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