Search Results for 'Samuel Beckett'

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Nicole Flattery and the essence of absurdity

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THE FIRST paragraph in the first story of Nicole Flattery’s first collection, Show Them a Good Time, reads: “The schemes were for people with plenty of time, or people not totally unfamiliar with being treated like shit. I was intimate with both situations. Management interviewed me - bizarre questions through an inch of plexiglass: How long, in hours, have you been unemployed? Did you misspend your youth throwing stones at passing cars?"

Unmissable Mike Murfi play at Westport Town Hall

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After four years of trying to lock him down for a date to perform in Westport Town Hall, Irish actor-writer Mikel Murfi finally brings his enormously big-hearted and ridiculously energetic one-man show “The Man in The Woman’s Shoes” to Westport on January 16 and 17.

'I am fascinated as to how Incantata is going to turn out'

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ONE OF the major events in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is the world premiere of the stage adaptation of Paul Muldoon’s great poem Incantata, which Muldoon wrote in memory of his close friend and one-time lover, artist Mary Farl Powers, who died from cancer in 1992 aged just 44.

Nine nights of suberb stagework as Claregalway Drama Festival opens tonight

It’s that time of year once again when Claregalway Leisure Centre is magically transformed from a busy sports hall into an extravagant theatre, ready to showcase nine nights of spectacular drama from some of the best drama societies around the country.

Dalata Hotel Group announces Druid Theatre patronage

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Dalata Hotel Group last week announced a new three year patronage with Druid Theatre company. The patronage will see Dalata support the Druid from 2018 to 2021, inclusive.

Theatre 2018 coming attractions

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As 2017 draws to a close, thoughts turn to the New Year and Galway theatre goers have much to look forward to from both home-based and visiting companies and theatre-makers.

The experiences of the Irish in Occupied France

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IF EVER evidence was needed to give credence to the cliché that there is more to a book than just words on the page, then The Irish in Wartime France 1939-1945, by Isadore Ryan, is a prime example of a book that talks to you before you pick it up. It exudes an intriguing atmosphere.

Seán McGinley and Garry Hynes reunite for upcoming Druid production

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SEÁN MCGINLEY, one of Ireland's finest actors, will revive his long association with Galway's Druid Theatre Company company and director Garry Hynes, by starring in a new production of Eugene McCabe's King Of The Castle this autumn.

Druid announces 2017 programme of plays

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CRESTFALL, AN early play by Mark O'Rowe, best known for scripting the films Intermission and Perrier's Bounty, will be staged as part of the 2017 Galway International Arts Festival.

Barry McGovern and Benjamin Dwyer to perform in Neachtains

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THE EMINENT Irish actor Barry McGovern, and classical guitarist Benjamin Dwyer, join forces for a special recital in Tigh Neachtains this Thursday [February 23] at 4.30pm, mixing music with the poetry and prose of Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, and Flann O’Brien.

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