Trinity College Dublin honours Martha Dow Fehsenfeld

The Samuel Beckett Society is delighted to congratulate its long-time member, friend and colleague Martha Dow Fehsenfeld on the award of an honorary Doctorate in Letters from Beckett’s alma mater Trinity College Dublin. The ceremony’s Public Orator, Professor Anna Chahoud, acclaimed Martha’s splendid achievement in her oration, declaring ‘Martha and her Mentor (Samuel Beckett) recognised…

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The Beckett Brunch 2021

The 2021 Beckett Brunch will take place on-line from Trinity College Dublin this Saturday, April 24, following its postponement last year, The bi-lingual event, founded and co-ordinated by Dúnlaith Bird since its inception, has been held in Paris until now and has always aimed at attracting as broad an audience as possible. In keeping with…

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Beckett and Italy Conference

The conference Beckett and Italy, originally scheduled for last year, will now take place virtually on 24-26 May from “Sapienza” Universita di Roma. It will feature keynotes from Enoch Brater, Annamaria Cascetta, Carla Locatelli, John McCourt, Margaret Pfister and Dirk Van Hulle, as well as a special showing of two films by S. E. Gontarski.…

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Anne Atik

The death has been announced of Anne Atik, author and close friend of Samuel Beckett’s. Along with her husband, the painter Avigdor Arikha and her two daughters, Alba and Noga, the family were frequent hosts to Beckett in their home in Paris. Her book How It Was: A Memoir of Samuel Beckett (1991) recounts the…

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Interview with Marty Rea (Willie) on Happy Days at the Olympia Theatre Dublin/Landmark Productions

Landmark Productions will broadcast Happy Days from the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on January 30-31, directed by Caitríona McLaughlin with Siobhán McSweeney as Winnie and Marty Rea as Willie. Here is an edited version of Stiene Thillman’s interview with Rea about the role and his engagement with Beckett. The full version and a performance review will…

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The Autumn 2020 Issue of The Beckett Circle is Now Available Online

Inside this issue The second issue of the Beckett Circle to be posted in the time of pandemic bears the scars of the community’s endurance of uncertainty and loss. As performance, in its normal sense has disappeared, we hear from practitioners Sarah Jane Scaife and Cathal Quinn about their attempts to overcome the restricted environment.…

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Special Offer on BDMP companion volumes

For a limited period, the publisher ASP is offering 3 for the price of 2 on their range of companion volumes to modules in the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project. At present, there are eight titles in this series and have proved to be invaluable for all those engaging with the project. To avail of the…

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