Steve Gough, Godot

Waterloo East Theatre, London · 29 October – 27 November 2013 From Waterloo East Theatre: With Nicolaus Mackie and Charlie SyerDirection: Ilmar Taska, Gill Taylor Sixty years ago Samuel Beckett wrote his absurdist theatre classic, ‘Waiting for Godot’. Since then audiences around the world must have wondered what exactly Godot was up to all the…

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Staging Beckett: Ian Rickson in Conversation

University of Reading · 3 October 2013 Ian Rickson Staging Beckett: Ian Rickson in conversation with Mark Taylor-BattyThe Minghella Building, University of Reading, Whiteknights campus, Reading.Thursday 3 October 7.30pm. Doors open 6.30pm.Followed by wine reception. The University of Reading, the Staging Beckett project, and the Beckett International Foundation are delighted to present a conversation with…

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Beckett and Contemporary Art: Make Sense Who May

Derval Tubridy to appear at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival Derval Tubridy, Goldsmiths, University of London, explores the vibrant interplay between Samuel Beckett’s work and contemporary art with a particular focus on bodies and technology. Chaired by Octavian Saiu. Date and Time: 28 August 2013, 2.30pm. Tickets: £6Duration: 1 hour approximatelyVenue: The HubSeries: Beckett at…

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Waiting for Godot: Yiddish Premiere

Godot is coming! !גאָדאָ קומט 20 September – 13 OctoberFridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PMSundays at 2 PM Yiddish brings into Beckett’s text a special historical and cultural poignancy, that of the homeless survivor whose only home is his language and his culture; a language and culture in which tears of laughter and tears of…

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Murphy Manuscript Acquired at Auction

One of the greatest literary manuscripts of the 20th century acquired by the Beckett International Foundation A page from Samuel Beckett’s Murphy notebooks From the University of Reading: The University of Reading is delighted to announce that it has acquired the working manuscript of Samuel Beckett’s first major work, Murphy, at the cost of £962,500,…

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London Beckett Seminar: 27 June 2013

27 June 2013, 2pm-5pm · Birkbeck College, London Design: Rhys Tranter. Photograph: Getty Images. Beckett Studies: Tracing the GrainLondon Beckett SeminarBirkbeck, University of London Thursday 27 June, 2013 2–5pm, B04, Birkbeck College43 Gordon Square, London. WC1H 0PD Despite its frequent alignment with an aesthetic of ‘lessness’, Samuel Beckett’s work has remained insistently, even hyperactively, productive…

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Samuel Beckett In Our Time

Calder Bookshop, London · 31 May, 7pm From the Calder Bookshop and Theatre: ‘”Samuel Beckett in Our Time” looks both on the restrictions imposed on current productions of Beckett’s theatre and the ways in which contemporary directors push the limits of what might be called “authentic Beckett” to produce a Beckett for the 21st century,…

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