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Ireland orders third offshore patrol vessel

Ireland orders third offshore patrol vessel

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 11 (UPI) --Ireland's Defense Ministry says it has ordered a third Samuel Beckett-class patrol boat.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen continue their friendship in NY [PHOTOS]

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen continue their friendship in NY [PHOTOS]

March 31 (UPI) -- Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen continue to delight fans with their friendship in a series of photos posted on Twitter.
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List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

Irish poet Seamus Heaney laid to rest in hometown graveyard

BELLAGHY, Northern Ireland, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney was laid to rest Monday in the village in Northern Ireland where he was born.

Riverdance stars lead 1,693 to step dancing record in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 22 (UPI) -- Members of the Riverdance troupe led 1,693 Irish step dancers in setting a Guinness World Record on an Irish bridge.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 13, 2013.
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'X-Men' co-stars McKellen and Stewart to share Broadway stage

'X-Men' co-stars McKellen and Stewart to share Broadway stage

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- "X-Men" cast members Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are heading to Broadway to star in "No Man's Land" and "Waiting for Godot," producers said.

List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 13, 2012.
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List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:
Gambon returns to West End stage

Gambon returns to West End stage

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Irish actor Michael Gambon has returned to London's West End stage a year after dropping out of Alan Bennett's "The Habit of Art" due to illness.

Bridge named after Samuel Beckett sails in

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 16 (UPI) -- A bridge named after the Irish minimalist playwright Samuel Beckett was moved into place this week in Dublin on the third attempt.
McKellen, Stewart set to star in 'Godot'

McKellen, Stewart set to star in 'Godot'

LONDON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- British actors Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, who co-starred in the "X-Men" films, are to share a stage in a London production of "Waiting for Godot."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2008.
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Samuel Beckett
Marian Seldes and Brian Murray, left to right, costar in BECKETT/ALBEE an evening featuring Edward Albee one-act "Counting the Ways" and three Samuel Beckett monologues ("Not I," "Footfalls" and "A Piece of Monologue"). The production is directed LAWRENCE SACHAROW, who previously directed Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play THREE TALL WOMEN. Delphi Harrington and Peter Kybart are also featured in the cast. (UPI Photo/Carol Rosegg/Big Apple Circus)
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Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde writer, dramatist and poet, writing in English and French. Beckett's work offers a bleak outlook on human culture and both formally and philosophically became increasingly minimalist in his later career.

As a student, assistant, and friend of James Joyce, Beckett is considered one of the last modernists; as an inspiration to many later writers, he is sometimes considered one of the first postmodernists. He is also considered one of the key writers in what Martin Esslin called "Theatre of the Absurd". As such, he is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century.

Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his writing, which—in new forms for the novel and drama—in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation". He was elected Saoi of Aosdána in 1984.

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