Movies and TV A veteran Irish actor and young up-and-comer are in two highly-anticipated movies finally making their way to theaters – or your living room, or wherever you watch movies these days. Irish actress Niamh Lynch has a supporting role in the new Disney flick Cruella, out on May 28. Based on the classic 101 Dalmatians, Cruella stars Emma Stone and tells the … [Read more...] about Entertainment Outlook for May 2021
Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett, leading Beckett interpreters, and John Minihan, the photographer who captured Beckett on film, talk to Rosemary Rogers. Samuel Beckett created the greatest body of literary work – novels, short stories, poetry, essays, and, most famously, plays for theatre, radio, and TV – in the 20th century. But the Irishman and his artistic output is … [Read more...] about Beckett Unplugged
Award-winning Irish novelist Eimear McBride (right) has been named the inaugural recipient of the University of Reading Samuel Beckett Research Center Creative Fellowship, which provides exclusive access to Beckett’s archives. McBride, whose debut novel A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing won the Goldsmiths Prize in 2013 and the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, will research … [Read more...] about Eimear McBride Takes on Fellowship at Samuel Beckett Research Centre
It sounds like a Ph.D. candidate’s idea of a joke: What do you get when you cross the great Irish playwright Samuel Beckett with the American comic genius Buster Keaton?
You get one of the strangest movies in cinematic history.
And a recent DVD release takes us for a peek behind the existential scenes. It all begins in 1964, when Beckett, at the heights of his fame, set out … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Samuel Beckett’s “Film” and “Notfilm”
Five upcoming or ongoing events to watch out for if you're in the area ℘℘℘ Ireland’s Poet-Patriots: A Musical History Ireland’s Poet-Patriots: A Musical History, which premiered last year in San Francisco to correspond with the centenary of the 1916 Rising, is coming to Washington, D.C.’s National Cathedral on October 12. The one-night performance will illuminate 140 years … [Read more...] about Coming Up: Extraordinary Events in Irish America