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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