Beckett and Pinter talk cricket in a new online play

Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter were long-time friends and correspondents who shared an interest in, among other subjects, the quintessentially English game of cricket. Although both achieved the honour of being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Pinter envied the fact that Beckett had been listed in Wisden Cricketer’s Almanck by dint of his appearance…

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Me to Play at New York Disabilities Film Festival

New York’s ReelAbilities film festival is the largest festival in the United States dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities. The weeklong festival is renowned for its wide-ranging international film selection, riveting conversations, and performances, presented annually in dozens of venues across the New York…

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Call For Papers. LOST BODIES: Beckett, Gender & Sexuality. Trinity College Dublin, 7-8 July

A call for papers has been announced by the organisers of ‘LOST BODIES: Beckett, Gender and Sexuality’ a conference to be held in Trinity College Dublin on July 7-8, 2022. The enforced cancelation of the Beckett Society’s 2020 annual conference scheduled for Bordeaux, titled  “‘Stepping down into the sexpit’: Sex and Gender in Samuel Beckett’s Work’…

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The 7th International Annual Conference of The Samuel Beckett Society: ‘Beckett & Poetry/Beckett & La Poesía’. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 26-28 October, 2022

The 7th International Annual conference of the Samuel Beckett Society will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 26-28 October, 2022 with ‘Beckett and Poety/Beckett y La Poesía’ as its theme. Under the title “Beckett & poetry”, we seek to investigate and debate the role played in Beckett studies by different critical approaches to his…

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Call for Papers: Samuel Beckett Working Group, International Federation for Theatre Research. IFTR World Congress, 20-24 June 2022, Reykjavik.

The Samuel Beckett Working Group will be meeting at the IFTR International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Conference 2022. IFTR 2022’s conference theme, Shifting Centres (In the Middle of Nowhere), is apposite for the Samuel Beckett Working Group, as well as for our times (https://iftr.org/conference/call-for-papers). Beckett’s work has spoken readily to many over the last two…

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