Samuel Beckett

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Still Life with Frying Pan, William Scott,  €200,000 (€200,000-€300,000), de Vere’s

In a year like no other, the first lockdown saw a huge number of sales postponed on the fine art and auction circuit. Sales were pushed to the back en(...)

Bernard and Megan Callaghan at Dublin airport. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

It was oh, so quiet at Dublin airport on Sunday morning, as the rain lashed, the wind blew, and the 5am flight from Boston landed early at 4.41 am. A(...)

Zelouf and Bell Four Seasons Cocktail Cabinet, €10,000-€15,000.

When it comes to recognition in the world of craft and design, there can be few higher accolades than when The National Museum of Ireland chooses to i(...)

Setting up a shot from Benedict Schlepper-Connolly’s Dust. Photograph:  Kip Carroll

“If I wanted to do this I wouldn’t have started from here.” It’s such an obvious point that nobody has actually yet bothered to make it to me about an(...)

Sculling by Jack B Yeats (Lot 47, €200,000-€300,000)

The week ahead is a busy one for fine art on the Irish auction circuit, with a dizzying number of superb paintings for sale. On Monday, December 7th,(...)

The Gaiety Theatre (Romeo and Juliet – The Last Act) by Jack B Yeats (€100,000 - €150,000).

Jack B Yeats’ 1927 painting The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin (Romeo and Juliet – The Last Act) will feature as one of the headline lots at the forthcoming d(...)

‘By stark contrast with EIP, which has been derided for its ridiculously romantic view of Paris, I have recently been reading Michel Houellebecq’s latest novel, Serotonin, which is also set in that city, but without the romance.’ Above, Lily Collins in Emily in Paris. Photograph: Carole Bethuel/Netflix © 2020

I have at least one thing in common with Emily in Paris, it turns out.  On recent visits to the city, I too have frequented a charming corner of (...)

A new play seeks to challenge Samuel Beckett’s instructions that only men may appear in Waiting for Godot. Photograph: Ali Wright

A dead man’s voice can travel a long way. In 1988, Samuel Beckett sued a Dutch theatre company for casting women in his existential drama Waiting for (...)

 Edgar Allan Poe: spooky coincidence. Photograph: Getty Images

A sharp-eyed Kildare reader writes to suggest that the sub-editor of an Irish Independent GAA story on Monday may have been betraying his or her age. (...)

Pan Pan's production of WHAT IS THE WORD is due to screen in Belfast and Paris in the coming weeks.
Photograph: Robbie Jack/Corbis via Getty of Pan Pan's Embers by Samuel Beckett

As Samuel Beckett neared the end of his life, he dictated a poem to his trusted collaborator Barbara Bray. Originally written in French and titled Com(...)

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