Renowned theatre director and theorist
Herbert Blau. Photograph: Steven A. Gunther

It is with great sadness that The Beckett Circle reports the passing of Herbert Blau, a friend and colleague. We share the sentiment of Mark Nixon, President of the Samuel Beckett Society: ‘Beckett Studies has lost an important scholar and theatre director, and he will be sorely missed by all that knew him.’

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Posted by:Rhys Tranter

Rhys Tranter is a writer and photographer based in Cardiff, Wales, UK. His work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator, and a number of books and periodicals. He holds a BA, MA, and a PhD in English Literature. His website RhysTranter.com is a personal journal offering commentary and analysis across literature, film, music, and the arts.

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