Dwan on Not I at London’s Royal Court Theatre

From BBC Radio 3: ‘The stage is in darkness except for a mouth visible about eight feet above stage level, “emitting” a stream-of-consciousness account of a life. Samuel Beckett’s ‘Not I’ received its European premiere 40 years ago at the Royal Court Theatre in London. To mark the anniversary the theatre is staging the piece again, performed by Lisa Dwan. Lisa joins Samira, along with Derval Tubridy, author of several studies of Beckett’s work, to discuss a text Beckett said he wanted to “work on the nerves of the audience, not its intellect”.’ [Listen]

Posted by:Rhys Tranter

Rhys Tranter is a writer based in Cardiff, Wales, UK. He is the author of Beckett's Late Stage (2018), and 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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