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Namibia Economist
The story of Shakespeare and Company, a purveyor and part of literary historywith the Paris Review as a leading English-language literary review, publishing
The story of Shakespeare and Company, a purveyor and part of literary history
Namibia Economist / Posted 20 hours ago
with the Paris Review as a leading English-language literary review, publishing Jean-Paul Sartre and establishing Samuel Beckett as a writer to watch. Whitman himself also started a literary review called the Paris Magazine in 1967,... Read more
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The Irish Times
‘Sorry to hear you have died’ – Beckett’s letters satirisedCrace, who parodies new books by summarising them in the writing style of their
‘Sorry to hear you have died’ – Beckett’s letters satirised
The Irish Times / Posted 22 hours ago
Crace, who parodies new books by summarising them in the writing style of their authors. Here he tackles ‘The Letters of Samuel Beckett 1966-1989’, the final volume of the Nobel-prizewinning Irish writer letters, published by Cambridge University... Read more
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The Irish Times
First-edition Beckett bio with Lucia Joyce autograph on saleA first edition of Deirdre Bair’s Samuel Beckett: A Biography, published in 197
First-edition Beckett bio with Lucia Joyce autograph on sale
The Irish Times / Posted 4 days ago
A first edition of Deirdre Bair’s Samuel Beckett: A Biography, published in 1978 and signed by James Joyce’s daughter Lucia, is one of the highlights of this year’s Dublin Book Fair. Joyce signed the reproduction of her drawing of her father in the... Read more
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Bolton News
Sir Ian helps celebrate radio station's anniversary with work of Beckettof BBC Radio Three's 70th birthday. The Bolton School alumni has taken part in
Sir Ian helps celebrate radio station's anniversary with work of Beckett
Bolton News / Posted 4 days ago
of BBC Radio Three's 70th birthday. The Bolton School alumni has taken part in the recording of a series of radio plays by Samuel Beckett which marks seven decades of pioneering music and culture since the founding of the Third Programme. McKellen... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Dolan’s latest film shows classic dissection of an unhappy homeand angrily – Dolan was clearly attracted by the way Lagarce tracks human relat
Dolan’s latest film shows classic dissection of an unhappy home
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 days ago
and angrily – Dolan was clearly attracted by the way Lagarce tracks human relations as ruthlessly as a Eugene O’Neill or Samuel Beckett – so it falls to Gaspard Ulliel as Louis to play their monosyllabic foil, understanding their pain, feeling... Read more
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Miami New Times
Dade Police Testing Same Shady Gunshot Detection System That Broward Just Scrapped​Samuel Beckett once said: "Fail again. Fail better." Waiting for Godot must b
Dade Police Testing Same Shady Gunshot Detection System That Broward Just Scrapped
Miami New Times / Posted 4 days ago
​Samuel Beckett once said: "Fail again. Fail better." Waiting for Godot must be a best seller among county cops. Just a week after the Broward Sheriffs announced that they were scrapping a much-touted $500,000 gunshot detection system because... um,... Read more
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The Courier
Theatre of the absurdRenowned avant-garde writer Samuel Beckett once famously penned that we are all
Theatre of the absurd
The Courier / Posted 5 days ago
Renowned avant-garde writer Samuel Beckett once famously penned that we are all born mad. Some remain so: Creswick Theatre Company's Jenni Sewell, Peter Hanley, Mike Watts, Bruce Kronberger and Barb Watts. Picture: Dylan Burns Renowned avant-garde... Read more
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The Irish Times
In youth theatre, it’s not just the play that’s the thingof Youth Drama. There are plenty of laughs as participants sit on the floor of
In youth theatre, it’s not just the play that’s the thing
The Irish Times / Posted 7 days ago
of Youth Drama. There are plenty of laughs as participants sit on the floor of the upstairs dance studio in the Samuel Beckett Theatre, as well as more than a few moments of philosophical thought as they talk about each performance. “Do... Read more
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The Border Mail
Theatre of the absurd comes to CreswickRenowned avant-garde writer Samuel Beckett once famously penned that we are all
Theatre of the absurd comes to Creswick
The Border Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Renowned avant-garde writer Samuel Beckett once famously penned that we are all born mad. Renowned avant-garde writer Samuel Beckett once famously penned that we are all born mad. Some remain so: Creswick Theatre Company's Jenni Sewell, Peter... Read more
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The Courier
Theatre of the absurd comes to CreswickRenowned avant-garde writer Samuel Beckett once famously penned that we are all
Theatre of the absurd comes to Creswick
The Courier / Posted 8 days ago
Renowned avant-garde writer Samuel Beckett once famously penned that we are all born mad. Renowned avant-garde writer Samuel Beckett once famously penned that we are all born mad. Some remain so: Creswick Theatre Company's Jenni Sewell, Peter... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
The genius of Edward Albee and the inner voice that brought difficult truths to the stageand his work can be seen as a unique blend of tragic vision and hyper-articulat
The genius of Edward Albee and the inner voice that brought difficult truths to the stage
Los Angeles Times / Posted 9 days ago
and his work can be seen as a unique blend of tragic vision and hyper-articulate wit. But the writer he admired most was Samuel Beckett, who provided a model for the fusion of uncompromising form and unsparing content. Martin Esslin, author of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Why playwright Edward Albee matteredeasily hold in the palm of your hand was a playwright to be feared. Back then,
Why playwright Edward Albee mattered
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
easily hold in the palm of your hand was a playwright to be feared. Back then, Kerr and his contemporaries could handle Samuel Beckett, because plays like "Waiting for Godot" obviously inhabited a metaphoric landscape. They could even handle... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? playwright dies at 88in 2010, aged 83. Photo: Anthony Johnson His first play, The Zoo Story, opened
Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? playwright dies at 88
Brisbane Times / Posted 10 days ago
in 2010, aged 83. Photo: Anthony Johnson His first play, The Zoo Story, opened in Berlin in 1959, on the same bill as a Samuel Beckett play, Krapp's Last Tape. Between 1959 and 2007, he wrote more than 30 plays, including several stage... Read more
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The Irish Times
Martin McDonagh: A history of violencebank on it. It feels the time has flown so quickly. It’s so strange.” 10 extra
Martin McDonagh: A history of violence
The Irish Times / Posted 10 days ago
bank on it. It feels the time has flown so quickly. It’s so strange.” 10 extraordinary months Towards the end of his life Samuel Beckett looked at his novel The Unnameable and remarked, “I do not know this author.” I wonder if McDonagh, who wrote... Read more
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Canberra Times
Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? playwright dies at 88in 2010, aged 83. Photo: Anthony Johnson His first play, The Zoo Story, opened
Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? playwright dies at 88
Canberra Times / Posted 10 days ago
in 2010, aged 83. Photo: Anthony Johnson His first play, The Zoo Story, opened in Berlin in 1959, on the same bill as a Samuel Beckett play, Krapp's Last Tape. Between 1959 and 2007, he wrote more than 30 plays, including several stage... Read more
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The Age
Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? playwright dies at 88in 2010, aged 83. Photo: Anthony Johnson His first play, The Zoo Story, opened
Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? playwright dies at 88
The Age / Posted 10 days ago
in 2010, aged 83. Photo: Anthony Johnson His first play, The Zoo Story, opened in Berlin in 1959, on the same bill as a Samuel Beckett play, Krapp's Last Tape. Between 1959 and 2007, he wrote more than 30 plays, including several stage... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? playwright dies at 88in 2010, aged 83. Photo: Anthony Johnson His first play, The Zoo Story, opened
Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? playwright dies at 88
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 10 days ago
in 2010, aged 83. Photo: Anthony Johnson His first play, The Zoo Story, opened in Berlin in 1959, on the same bill as a Samuel Beckett play, Krapp's Last Tape. Between 1959 and 2007, he wrote more than 30 plays, including several stage... Read more
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WA Today
Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? playwright dies at 88in 2010, aged 83. Photo: Anthony Johnson His first play, The Zoo Story, opened
Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? playwright dies at 88
WA Today / Posted 10 days ago
in 2010, aged 83. Photo: Anthony Johnson His first play, The Zoo Story, opened in Berlin in 1959, on the same bill as a Samuel Beckett play, Krapp's Last Tape. Between 1959 and 2007, he wrote more than 30 plays, including several stage... Read more
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Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Cranbrook Museum unveils Edward Gorey artworksformats, postcard sets and miniature books. Also on view are many of Gorey�s i
Cranbrook Museum unveils Edward Gorey artworks
Royal Oak Daily Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
formats, postcard sets and miniature books. Also on view are many of Gorey�s illustrations for other authors such as Samuel Beckett, Edward Lear, John Updike, T.S. Eliot, and H.G. Wells. With titles such as �The Hapless Child,� �The... Read more
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Variety
‘Trespass Against Us’“Doctor Who” episodes), and he creates an annoying kitchen-sink-of-the-absurd n
‘Trespass Against Us’
Variety / Posted 11 days ago
“Doctor Who” episodes), and he creates an annoying kitchen-sink-of-the-absurd nether zone that’s halfway between sitcom and Samuel Beckett, as staged by Guy Ritchie with a broken motor. The basic mood of “Trespass Against Us” is one of extreme... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
My Dog Is So Bright ...the method of delivery for said required information. Working for corporations
My Dog Is So Bright ...
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 12 days ago
the method of delivery for said required information. Working for corporations is often like unknowingly starring in a Samuel Beckett play. Americans don't take vacations. We spend our weekends checking our work email accounts. But I keep... Read more
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Irish Central
Brian Dennehy to re-enact some of his most famous roles in special NYU appearancediscuss his distinguished three decade long career and perform excerpts from th
Brian Dennehy to re-enact some of his most famous roles in special NYU appearance
Irish Central / Posted 13 days ago
discuss his distinguished three decade long career and perform excerpts from the life-changing works of Eugene O'Neill, Samuel Beckett and Arthur Miller, and tickets are still available. Known for his towering performances in the greatest works... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Out of the ashesacross the East River toward Brooklyn. I picked one up and found on it � or did
Out of the ashes
Rutland Herald / Posted 13 days ago
across the East River toward Brooklyn. I picked one up and found on it � or did I imagine them? � these lines from Samuel Beckett: �Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.� Roger Cohen is a columnist for The... Read more
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The Seattle Times
ACT’s new artistic director takes risks, including a musical about torture at Abu Ghraibit in the automated checkout line at your local grocery store.) Langs staged th
ACT’s new artistic director takes risks, including a musical about torture at Abu Ghraib
The Seattle Times / Posted 14 days ago
it in the automated checkout line at your local grocery store.) Langs staged that dusty old script as a gothic tragicomedy, Samuel Beckett-style, with the characters wearing stark black-and-white makeup and wheeling klieg lights around the stage to... Read more
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The Irish Times
Can small presses save us from formulaic Fast Fiction?for small presses. Nancy Cunard’s 1920s venture, the Hours Press, promoted the
Can small presses save us from formulaic Fast Fiction?
The Irish Times / Posted 14 days ago
for small presses. Nancy Cunard’s 1920s venture, the Hours Press, promoted the avant-garde of Paris including Ezra Pound, Samuel Beckett and Laura Riding. Cunard learned and practiced the craft of printing. Virginia Woolf too, became a... Read more
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The Irish Times
Brokentalkers break their own free-form traditionsout if Cannon gets his way. ‘This Beach’ is at the Project Arts Centre until S
Brokentalkers break their own free-form traditions
The Irish Times / Posted 15 days ago
out if Cannon gets his way. ‘This Beach’ is at the Project Arts Centre until September 17th as part of the Tiger Dublin Fringe. ‘The Circus Animals’ Desertion’ is at the Samuel Beckett Centre, October 4th-8th as part of the Dublin Theatre Fest... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Passion, perseverance produce Wawrinka's late-career surgeas one of the biggest threats on the game's biggest stages. Tattooed on his le
Passion, perseverance produce Wawrinka's late-career surge
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 15 days ago
as one of the biggest threats on the game's biggest stages. Tattooed on his left forearm are the words of Irish poet Samuel Beckett: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." And Wawrinka's late-career success... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Perseverance produces Wawrinka's late-career surgeas one of the biggest threats on the game's biggest stages. Tattooed on his le
Perseverance produces Wawrinka's late-career surge
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
as one of the biggest threats on the game's biggest stages. Tattooed on his left forearm are the words of Irish poet Samuel Beckett: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." And Wawrinka's late-career success... Read more
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The New Statesman
Leader: What kind of England?Samuel Beckett advised those who fail to “try again” and “fail better”. The Con
Leader: What kind of England?
The New Statesman / Posted 18 days ago
Samuel Beckett advised those who fail to “try again” and “fail better”. The Conservatives’ immigration policy has long reflected this mantra. Since 2010, the party has aimed to reduce net migration to “tens of thousands” a year – a target that has... Read more
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The New Statesman
Could Facebook's algorithm influence the US election result?Samuel Beckett advised those who fail to “try again” and “fail better”. The Con
Could Facebook's algorithm influence the US election result?
The New Statesman / Posted 18 days ago
Samuel Beckett advised those who fail to “try again” and “fail better”. The Conservatives’ immigration policy has long reflected this mantra. Since 2010, the party has aimed to reduce net migration to “tens of thousands” a year – a target that has... Read more
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The New Statesman
Theresa May still believes in the net migration target. How will she meet it?Samuel Beckett advised those who fail to “try again” and “fail better”. The Con
Theresa May still believes in the net migration target. How will she meet it?
The New Statesman / Posted 19 days ago
Samuel Beckett advised those who fail to “try again” and “fail better”. The Conservatives’ immigration policy has long reflected this mantra. Since 2010, the party has aimed to reduce net migration to “tens of thousands” a year – a target that has... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
3 Beliefs You Must Drop To Be Successfulsee all the twists and turns in the beginning. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No ma
3 Beliefs You Must Drop To Be Successful
Stamford Advocate / Posted 19 days ago
see all the twists and turns in the beginning. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Fail. Fail again. Fail better.” -- Samuel Beckett I’ve done countless interviews with extremely successful CEOs and founders and found that many of them have... Read more
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Connecticut Post
3 Beliefs You Must Drop To Be Successfulsee all the twists and turns in the beginning. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No ma
3 Beliefs You Must Drop To Be Successful
Connecticut Post / Posted 19 days ago
see all the twists and turns in the beginning. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Fail. Fail again. Fail better.” -- Samuel Beckett I’ve done countless interviews with extremely successful CEOs and founders and found that many of them have... Read more
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Greenwich Time
3 Beliefs You Must Drop To Be Successfulsee all the twists and turns in the beginning. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No ma
3 Beliefs You Must Drop To Be Successful
Greenwich Time / Posted 19 days ago
see all the twists and turns in the beginning. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Fail. Fail again. Fail better.” -- Samuel Beckett I’ve done countless interviews with extremely successful CEOs and founders and found that many of them have... Read more
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The Irish Times
The Dubliner who died at Auschwitz now centre stageon Raymond Terrace,” she says. “I just wanted to bring her home.” The Woman Is
The Dubliner who died at Auschwitz now centre stage
The Irish Times / Posted 20 days ago
on Raymond Terrace,” she says. “I just wanted to bring her home.” The Woman Is Present: Women’s Stories of WWII is at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, at 7.30pm on September 14th-16th. Tickets are free but booking is essential.... Read more
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The Irish Times
Getting to know the Dubliner who died at Auschwitzon Raymond Terrace,” she says. “I just wanted to bring her home.” The Woman Is
Getting to know the Dubliner who died at Auschwitz
The Irish Times / Posted 20 days ago
on Raymond Terrace,” she says. “I just wanted to bring her home.” The Woman Is Present: Women’s Stories of WWII is at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, at 7.30pm on September 14th-16th. Tickets are free but booking is essential.... Read more
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Herald.ie
Horrified locals rush in vain to help young woman cyclist killed in collision with lorryleads to the Port Tunnel. Neighbours said traffic volumes in the area have inc
Horrified locals rush in vain to help young woman cyclist killed in collision with lorry
Herald.ie / Posted 20 days ago
leads to the Port Tunnel. Neighbours said traffic volumes in the area have increased considerably since the opening of the Samuel Beckett Bridge in 2009. "They need to do something about the junction, it's just a disaster. We see people not... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
'Atlanta' is unlike anything else you'll see on televisioncomedy. But the comedy is there, just as it was there in Buster Keaton films of
'Atlanta' is unlike anything else you'll see on television
Houston Chronicle / Posted 21 days ago
comedy. But the comedy is there, just as it was there in Buster Keaton films of the early 20th century and in the plays of Samuel Beckett: The comedy, in the broader definition, is woven into the lives of people trying get by and find some meaning... Read more
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Evening Standard
John Le Carré: writer, tinker, father, spy — all these thingsof Miss Miners with her top off. That’s just kittens in bomb-belts from the oth
John Le Carré: writer, tinker, father, spy — all these things
Evening Standard / Posted 21 days ago
of Miss Miners with her top off. That’s just kittens in bomb-belts from the other direction.Beckett and the black stuff Samuel Beckett, it’s reported with hilarious solemnity, wished towards the end of his life that he’d got a nice steady job at... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Intellectuals We Abandonmanipulated and controlled. The great writers -- Marcel Proust, Anton Chekhov,
The Intellectuals We Abandon
Op-Ed News / Posted 22 days ago
manipulated and controlled. The great writers -- Marcel Proust, Anton Chekhov, Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil, Max Weber, Samuel Beckett, George Orwell, W.E.B. Du Bois, James Baldwin and others -- knew that thought is subversive. They challenged... Read more
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Op-Ed News
An Anti-Labor Dayto it; "much ado" as he put it. It is the great motivator. While it frightens p
An Anti-Labor Day
Op-Ed News / Posted 22 days ago
to it; "much ado" as he put it. It is the great motivator. While it frightens people, it is also the spur to creativity. Samuel Beckett once astutely said, "Nothing is more real than nothing." It is the void, the womb, the empty space out of... Read more
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Red Bull
Surf 'n' Peaty Turf: JOB Goes to IrelandAh, the Emerald Isle, land of saints and scholars, fine whiskey and wool sweate
Surf 'n' Peaty Turf: JOB Goes to Ireland
Red Bull / Posted 24 days ago
Ah, the Emerald Isle, land of saints and scholars, fine whiskey and wool sweaters, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and, now, Jamie O'Brien and Poopies. That’s right, thanks to the latest installment of “Who Is JOB 6.0,” Ireland can now... Read more
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The Irish Times
If you need me to talk to Apple, I know a guy there. Timthat morning? “I think Apple products are shit” was my considered response. He
If you need me to talk to Apple, I know a guy there. Tim
The Irish Times / Posted 25 days ago
that morning? “I think Apple products are shit” was my considered response. He laughed and then started talking about the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin. This didn’t throw me as I knew Apple had the bridge closed down two weeks prior to the... Read more
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SKY News
Queen Legend Honoured At Humble Feltham Home900 English Heritage blue plaques have been unveiled in London in the last 150
Queen Legend Honoured At Humble Feltham Home
SKY News / Posted 25 days ago
900 English Heritage blue plaques have been unveiled in London in the last 150 years linking famous people to buildings humble and grand. Other plaques unveiled this year have included tributes to entertainer Tommy Cooper and novelist Samuel Becke... Read more
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The Irish Times
More than a map: the Ordnance Survey’s huge but hidden cultural impactthe extraordinary flourishing of Irish literature that we now call “modernist”.
More than a map: the Ordnance Survey’s huge but hidden cultural impact
The Irish Times / Posted 25 days ago
the extraordinary flourishing of Irish literature that we now call “modernist”. John Millington Synge, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett – all writing decades after the initial work of the survey had ended – pick up on some of the anxieties of the... Read more
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The Irish Times
Lucia Joyce: flawed fictions don’t write her back into history but hide her truthdepiction of Lucia and her life. Michael Hastings’ West End play Calico (2004)
Lucia Joyce: flawed fictions don’t write her back into history but hide her truth
The Irish Times / Posted 26 days ago
depiction of Lucia and her life. Michael Hastings’ West End play Calico (2004) focuses on Lucia’s failed relationship with Samuel Beckett as the catalyst for her psychological deterioration, and thus conveys a factually tenuous account of what... Read more
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The Irish Times
Ireland’s wittiest one-liners, from Oscar Wilde to Father Ted and Michael Collins!trousers in three months! Tailor’s voice: But my dear Sir, my dear Sir, look –
Ireland’s wittiest one-liners, from Oscar Wilde to Father Ted and Michael Collins!
The Irish Times / Posted 27 days ago
trousers in three months! Tailor’s voice: But my dear Sir, my dear Sir, look – at the world – and look – at my trousers. Samuel Beckett, Endgame, 1957 It’s nice to have a nun around. Gives the place a bit of glamour. Graham Linehan and Arthur... Read more
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The Irish Times
Anthony Cronin: The End of the Modern World, my elegy for our capitalist eraNo Laughing Matter and The Last Modernist, which are biographies of the major I
Anthony Cronin: The End of the Modern World, my elegy for our capitalist era
The Irish Times / Posted 29 days ago
No Laughing Matter and The Last Modernist, which are biographies of the major Irish literary figures, Flann O’Brien and Samuel Beckett; another long poem, The Minotaur; and two collections of shorter lyrics as well as a Collected Poems. I would... Read more
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heraldscotland
Ooh, er, missus, get an eyeful of this ... the 12 best sitcoms eversome classic routines. STEPTOE AND SON (1962-1974) ANOTHER timeless sitcom, w
Ooh, er, missus, get an eyeful of this ... the 12 best sitcoms ever
heraldscotland / Posted 30 days ago
some classic routines. STEPTOE AND SON (1962-1974) ANOTHER timeless sitcom, which sometimes felt like it was written by Samuel Beckett, but once again came from the pen of Galton and Simpson. Set in a rag-and-bone business (the sheer griminess... Read more
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Boston Globe
At the ICA, Nalini Malani is a marvelof women. The references, too, interlace. Greek myth and Indian myth mix with
At the ICA, Nalini Malani is a marvel
Boston Globe / Posted 1 months ago
of women. The references, too, interlace. Greek myth and Indian myth mix with sound bites from the playwrights Samuel Beckett and Heiner Müller. Snippets from Goya rush by. Toward the end, a sprinting greyhound reminiscent of Eadweard... Read more
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