Tom Stoppard

21 results

Ollie West in Dead Centre’s Hamnet.  Photograph:  Gianmarco Bresadola

Hamnet Peacock Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ Who haunted Shakespeare when he wrote Hamlet? A play so steeped in death, full of demanding fathers, hapless son(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: EBS via AP

Jean-Claude Juncker blew a gasket in the European Parliament on Tuesday when hardly any MEPs turned up for a session reviewing Malta’s EU presidency. (...)

In recent experiments, scientists have identified “unconscious determinants” in the brain which can be detected before decisions are made. Photograph: Getty Images

Few pieces of research have caused such a tizzy among philosophers as Benjamin Libet’s pioneering experiments on human consciousness. In the first of (...)

 John Hurt holds the Gold Giraldillo Award as a tribute to his career during the Sevilla European film festival in Seville in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

John Vincent Hurt, actor, born 22 January 1940, died 27 January 2017 Few British actors of recent years have been held in as much affection as John H(...)

Tom Kettle, Irish Patriot, Essayist, Poet and British Soldier.

Thomas Michael Kettle (1880-1916) is a person of another time. His memory is shrouded in the fog of the Great War in which he lost his life, and of w(...)

The Reading Room at the London Library in St James’s Square, London, in 1954: the library is the world’s largest independent lending library. Photograph:  Monte Fresco jnr/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

St James’s Square, between Pall Mall and Piccadilly, is the venue this weekend for a one-off literary festival, featuring some of the biggest names in(...)

Residents walk through  mud in the  ‘jungle’ camp  in Calais.  Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

The plight of up to 3,500 migrants in the Calais encampment known as “the jungle” will be decided on Tuesday afternoon by a tribunal in Lille.  (...)

Sir Bob Geldof and Jeanne Marine photographed earlier this month at  The Royal Opera House in London. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Sir Bob Geldof (63) married his long-term partner Jeanne Marine (49) on Saturday in the south of France. Celebrities at the wedding included Bono, en(...)

Former model Mandy Rice-Davies has died after an illness at the age of 70. Rice-Davies was one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair. Models and showgirls Mandy Rice-Davies, (centre, right), and Christine Keeler, (behind), surrounded by press photographers as they leave the Old Bailey during the trial of Dr Stephen Ward, a major figure in the Profumo Affair. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Mandy Rice- Davies — one of the women at the centre of the Profumo affair which rocked Harold Macmillan’s Tory government in the 1960s and contributed(...)

Performer wears Vladimir Putin mask in Halloween performance at Moscow’s ‘Doc’ theatre. Photograph: Alexey Zhiryakov

Russia has been discouraging public celebrations of Halloween as part of a campaign against western influence.But that did not stop Teatr.Doc from sta(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Next
  • Last »