When Alberto Giacometti met Samuel Beckett

Rhys Tranter Samuel Beckett with Alberto Giacometti Judith Wilkinson has written an interesting account of Samuel Beckett‘s friendship with the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti. In a recent piece published on the Tate website, she describes how they came to know one another: “At the time of Giacometti and Beckett’s first meeting, Beckett was living at a modest artists’…

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Astride of a grave and a difficult birth. Down in the hole, lingeringly, the grave digger puts on the forceps. We have time to grow old. The air is full of our cries.

Waiting for Godot

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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Coming Soon: Spring Issue

New members-area soon to be introduced The Spring issue of The Beckett Circle is on its way. We’re putting together a members section of our website, and when we’re done, we’ll let you know all about it! Thank you for your patience, and look forward to showing you the new issue!

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Herbert Blau 1926-2013

Renowned theatre director and theorist Herbert Blau. Photograph: Steven A. Gunther It is with great sadness that The Beckett Circle reports the passing of Herbert Blau, a friend and colleague. We share the sentiment of Mark Nixon, President of the Samuel Beckett Society: ‘Beckett Studies has lost an important scholar and theatre director, and he…

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