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Haught: Free speech and press

Rutland Herald 24 Sep 2021
Free speech and free press mean the same thing. the right to voice any beliefs or ideas, even unpopular ones — orally or on paper — without fear of being punished for it. Sometimes it’s called freedom of expression ... He gave this example. ... (1841-1935) said ... --- ... Lawrence, Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, the Marquis de Sade and numerous others ... v ... --- ... ....
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Director Roger Michell Dies, Aged 65

Empire 23 Sep 2021
He was 65 ... Following his graduation in 1977, Mitchell moved to Brighton to work at the Brighton Actors Workshop and from there became an assistant director at the Royal Court Theatre, working with such notable talents as John Osborne, Max Stafford-Clark, Samuel Beckett and future fellow filmmaker Danny Boyle ... .
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Nirvana’s Nevermind spoke to an alienated generation

New Statesman 22 Sep 2021
In 1990, Kurt Cobain was working on songs for Nirvana’s second album, “Sheep”. Their debut, Bleach, had been well received on its release the year before, but their indie label Sub Pop was broke, as was the band ... Flowers ... the idea that, as Samuel Beckett wrote, we “give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more”.
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The wait is over for Independent Players' pandemic-delayed 'Godot'

Daily Herald 21 Sep 2021
After having its production of "The Government Inspector" shut down in March 2020 due to the pandemic, Independent Players is returning to the Elgin Art Showcase with its production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" for two weekends ... .
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Broadway Is brimming with Black playwrights. But for how long?

The Philadelphia Tribune 21 Sep 2021
The previous season, there was one such play, and the season before that, zero ... Lyons was nothing if not determined ... 21 at the Samuel J ... “I don’t care if we recoup; I don’t care if we get awards; I don’t care about any of those benchmarks of success,” said Nwandu, whose play draws on Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” and the Book of Exodus ... ....
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Why Poochinski Deserves a Reboot in the Streaming Era

Collider 19 Sep 2021
It seems like every time you turn around, a new 1990s TV show is getting a reboot ... Perhaps something like Poochinski?. www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD9_KUBLyHo ... He’s a no-nonsense guy who ends up biting the dust while on duty ... RELATED ... Samuel Beckett himself couldn’t have come up with more incisive dialogue to probe the human condition.
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Culture Night: Events take place across southeast

RTE 17 Sep 2021
Poetry readings, workshops, visual art, demonstrations, music are just some of the offerings being made across the southeast this evening for this year's Culture Night ... The Butler Gallery in Kilkenny city hosts a world music celebration from 6pm and an evening examining the works of Samuel Beckett takes place at the KCAT centre from 7pm.
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Best Bets: My Fair Lady, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Cole Porter

Houston Press 16 Sep 2021
... purposes.” The result displays “high-flying zaniness” with “the sting of life,” and humor that “feels dredged up from the same dark, boggy place from which Samuel Beckett extracted his yuks.” Grab a lawn chair or blanket and get there early to claim a spot to watch the free film.
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First Irish wins Special Book Award of China

Sina 15 Sep 2021
DUBLIN, Sept ... "When this is completed, I will continue my work on a book of essays comparing modern Irish and Chinese writers," she said, adding that the next subject will be Samuel Beckett and China. Beckett was an Irish writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969. Enditem. .
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Review: 'Harrow,' by Joy Williams

Finger Lakes Times 15 Sep 2021
FICTION. Joy Williams' grim, goofy meditation on the apocalypse. "Harrow" by Joy Williams; Alfred A. Knopf (224 pages, $26). ——— ... ("I knew the baker wouldn't do this right!") ... Coetzee got together, consulted Hegel, Nietzsche and Kierkegaard, and came up with a story — and then Samuel Beckett, Lewis Carroll and Terry Gilliam piled on ... So there!. ——— ... .
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Quentin Letts: Optimism bias goading the glums of Whitehall

The Times/The Sunday Times 14 Sep 2021
He radiated all the gaiety of Samuel Beckett in the barber’s chair. Do you think Beckett’s crimper ever managed to get any small talk out of him? “Goin...
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Photographs of Padraic Fiacc, the poet of the Troubles

The Irish Times 14 Sep 2021
The prayer book is putting on fat with in memoriam cards. – (More Terrorists, by Padraic Fiacc). Sometime in the summer of 1984 while working in Belfast, I was introduced to the writer Brian Keenan at the bar of the Europa Hotel ... Brian had seen my photographs of Samuel Beckett and suggested I meet and photograph his friend the poet Padraic Fiacc ... .
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What to check out the 2nd week of Fringe Festival 2021

Metro USA 14 Sep 2021
Sign up for our Daily Email newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest local news throughout Philadelphia. The 2021 Philadelphia Fringe Festival is now in full swing, and with so many shows to choose from in almost every artistic category, it can be hard to pick just what to experience ... as searing and searching a text as Samuel Beckett ever wrote ... .
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The Veiled Ones: Not all witches are bad

The Irish Times 13 Sep 2021
Samuel Beckett Theatre. Dublin Fringe Festival. ★★★★☆ ... Evil witches, we are shown, are created by our own imagination ... Runs at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, until today, as part of Dublin Fringe Festival. .
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