Cannel Thirteen/WNET’s Stage on Screen is offering a two-part special on Samuel Beckett, the first of which, Beckett on Film, will air at 10:00p.m. on September 15. The second, Waiting for Godot, starring Barry McGovern and Johnny Murphy, will air on January 1, 2003. Beckett on film will feature seven short Beckett plays directed and starring many notables ofRead more..
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On May 30, 2002, John B. Keane, author, raconteur and much-loved Kerryman, passed away. Keane, at 73, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1994. The author of 18 plays and 32 works of prose and poetry, including Big Maggie, which played on Broadway in 1982, and The Field, which was made into an award-winning movie starringRead more..
Two years ago they were hardly known, now Séan Campion and Conleth Hill are the toast of Broadway. ℘℘℘ In a departure from the world of big-budget films and special effects, Conleth Hill, 37, and Séan Campion, 41, create a world of characters and situations on a nearly bare stage with no props, as theyRead more..
Brian Friel, the Irish playwright who has had a string of successes on Broadway, starting with Tony-winning Dancing at Lughasa (later made into a film starring Meryl Streep), has presented his archived works to the National Library in Ireland. The collection includes manuscripts and early drafts of his 26 plays and correspondence with literary figuresRead more..
The West End hit comes to Broadway. Seth Linder talks to playwright Marie Jones. ℘℘℘ “It’s just amazing, never in a million years could I have imagined it.” Belfast playwright Marie Jones is talking of the imminent Broadway run of her play Stones in His Pockets, the story of two extras in an Irish villageRead more..
Dublin: From Feb. 1 through Feb. 8 the Irish Film Center’s two theaters were filled with fans eager to catch the premieres of cinematic versions of all 19 of Samuel Beckett’s stage plays. Nearly every screening sold out well in advance. Famous names and directors associated with the project include David Mamet, who directed aRead more..