Samuel Beckett Working Group: Warwick 2014

University of Warwick · 28 July – 1 August, 2014 Samuel Beckett in London, taking a break with the San Quentin Drama Workshop. Left to right: David Hare, Alan Mandell, Samuel Beckett and friend. ‘Call for Papers’Samuel Beckett Working GroupUniversity of Warwick28 July – 1 August, 2014 The Samuel Beckett Working Group (SBWG) will be…

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Staging Beckett: Constructing Performance Histories

Academic Conference · University of Reading, 4-5 April 2014 Design: Rhys Tranter. Photograph: Reg Lancaster/Getty Images From the University of Reading: Staging Beckett: Constructing Performance HistoriesMinghella Building, University of Reading, 4-5 April 2014Call for Papers Staging Beckett is a three year research collaboration between the universities of Chester, Reading, and the Victoria & Albert Museum,…

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Five top Beckett plays

Benedict Nightingale (The Times) lists his favourites Billie Whitelaw, pictured with Beckett. John Haynes/AP From The Times (link via Lisa Dwan): ‘They may be short but they’re powerful: the most memorable performances of the work of Samuel Beckett’ [Read More]

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BiF: Beckett’s Murphy Notebooks

An announcement from the Beckett International Foundation Dear Friends and Colleagues As many of you will have heard, the University of Reading has acquired Samuel Beckett’s six Murphy notebooks at Sotheby’s last week. We are, needless to say, absolutely thrilled that the notebooks are coming to the Beckett Collection in Reading, and that they will…

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Samuel Beckett Chess Set

Unique set of sculptures by Fermanagh artist Alan Milligan Alan Milligan’s chess set, based on the works of Samuel Beckett From the Fermanagh Herald: The world premiere of the Beckett Chess set by artist Alan Milligan, finished up this week. The exhibition ran from Saturday June 15, until Friday June 21 at the old regal…

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