Tag Archives: Brendan Behan

“If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.” – Happy Birthday, Brendan Behan

“Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge from meself, put in.” – Brendan Behan Brendan Behan, Irish playwright, IRA man, was born in Dublin on this day, 1923. He lived a life … Continue reading

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Jackie Gleason …

… and Brendan Behan. I so want to know the entire background of this photo. Look at them!

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Happy Birthday, Samuel Beckett

Harold Pinter said about Beckett: “The farther he goes the more good it does me. I don’t want philosophies, tracts, dogmas, creeds, ways out, truths, answers, nothing from the bargain basement. He is the most courageous, remorseless writer going and … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Hostage” (Brendan Behan)

First script on my script shelf: This particular bookcase is a mish-mash of mingled topics. We had the science, we had the religion (side by side, as I think that’s appropriate), some kids books, books on politics … blah blah … Continue reading

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