On 1 December 2017, the Royal Academy of the Arts will include a public reading of Beckett’s text as part of a series of events celebrating the life and work of Jasper Johns

Press Release from The Royal Academy of the Arts:

To coincide with our landmark exhibition, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’, Lisa Dwan reads from Foirades/Fizzles, a stunning publication that juxtaposed Jasper Johns’ vibrant, energetic etchings with a series of Samuel Beckett’s short prose pieces, both in their original French and translated into English. They have been the subject of notable scholarly works and the collection is now considered to be one of the greatest artist’s books of the 20th century, having been exhibited internationally and lauded for its significant impact across the visual arts, literature, music and theatre.

Lisa Dwan is this generation’s leading Beckett actor. She is internationally acclaimed for her stunning performances of Beckett’s Not I and, most recently, the one-woman show No’s Knife, a selection by Dwan from the prose pieces Texts for Nothing, which wowed critics and audiences when it premiered at the Old Vic in October 2016.

For more information about the event, or to book a ticket, please visit the Royal Academy website.

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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