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2012-02-03 19:00:50

People who suffer a traumatic experience often don’t talk about it, and many forget it over time. But not talking about something doesn’t always mean you’ll forget it; if you try to force yourself not to think about white bears, soon you’ll be imagining polar bears doing the polka.

2009-05-15 23:05:34

A bridge named after the Irish minimalist playwright Samuel Beckett was moved into place this week in Dublin on the third attempt. Final installation is more than a week away, The Irish Times reported.

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2009-02-12 07:26:51

Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard has pleaded guilty to drunken driving and speeding in Normal, Ill., TMZ reported. Shepard, 65, who police said had a blood alcohol level of .175 when he was arrested last month, reportedly told a judge Wednesday, I never intend to drive under the influence again ...

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2009-01-14 12:34:25

Oscar winners Susan Sarandon and Geoffrey Rush are set to star in Eugene Ionesco's play Exit the King on Broadway, it was announced Wednesday. The film stars are scheduled to appear in preview performances of the production at the Barrymore Theatre starting March 7.

2009-01-03 17:11:35

Sam Shepard, the writer and actor who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Buried Child, was charged with drunken driving Saturday in Illinois. Police in Normal, Ill., stopped Shepard for speeding at about 2 a.m., the Bloomington Pantagraph reported. Lt.

2008-12-26 10:36:13

Irish actor Michael Gambon has called British playwright Harold Pinter, who died of cancer this week, a god for actors. Pinter penned dozens of plays including The Caretaker and The Birthday Party, as well as scripts for the films The French Lieutenant's Woman and Sleuth.

2008-10-16 21:00:14

Tony Award-winning actors Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane have signed on to star in the new Broadway production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot." To be directed by Tony Award-winner Anthony Page, the show is set to begin preview performances April 10 at Studio 54, with an opening night planned for April 30, the Roundabout Theatre Company announced.

2008-10-06 06:00:36

Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Edward Albee will appear at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music, 42 N. Prince St., in downtown Lancaster on Wednesday, Oct. 15, to receive the academy's inaugural Creativity Award.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.