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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NotFilm: New Documentary on Samuel Beckett’s Film

Milestone Film production aims to shed light on Samuel Beckett’s only motion picture //player.vimeo.com/video/71237012?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 A press release from IndieGoGo: Documentary will reveal for the first time the rediscovered missing first scene of Samuel Beckett’s FILM and a long-forgotten sound recording featuring Beckett himself. The first-ever Milestone Film production, directed by well-known filmmaker/archivist Ross Lipman. In…

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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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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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