The Beckett Circle (Autumn 2012)

This Issue Editorial President’s AddressEditorial Theatre Reviews Waiting for Godot (Los Angeles)Oh les beaux jours! (Paris)Teacht is Imeacht (Dublin)Act Without Words II (London)Waiting for Godot (New Zealand)Rockaby/Berceuse & Footfalls (Norway) Interviews Michael Brodsky on Translating Eleuthéria Conference Reviews Beckett and the ‘State[s]’ of Ireland, University College DublinSamuel Beckett Working Group in SouthamptonBeckett Summer School, Trinity…

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President’s Address

Jean-Michel Rabaté, President of the SBS. To conclude without concluding, I’ll quote a passage in French from Beckett’s 1945 story ‘Le Calmant’: ‘A moi maintenant le départ, la lutte et le retour peut-être, â ce viellard qui est moi ce soir, plus vieux que je ne le serai jamais. Me voici acculé â des futurs’.…

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Editorial

Peter Fifield, Editor As the newsletter’s new editor it’s a pleasure to welcome readers to the first online issue of The Beckett Circle. The change in format is one move among several, as the Circle is now based in England and the Presidency of the Samuel Beckett Society is set to make the same shift…

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The Fastest Godot in the West

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. Barry McGovern as Vladimir in Waiting for Godot at the Mark Taper Form. Photo: Craig Schwartz Samuel Beckett – Waiting for Godot. Dir. Michael Arabian. With Alan Mandell and Barry McGovern. 14 March – 22 April 2012. Mark Taper Forum. Los Angeles, CA. Very early on in the Mark Taper Forum production…

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Renewing the French Beckett

Alexandra Poulain Catherine Frot plays Winnie in Marc Paquien’s production of Oh les beaux jours! Samuel Beckett – Oh les beaux jours!Dir. Marc PaquienWith Catherine Frot and Pierre Banderet20 January – 11 March 2012, Théâtre de la Madeleine, Paris. Each new French production of Oh les beaux jours! is almost inevitably ghosted by the memory…

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Teacht is Imeacht

Alan Graham Teacht is Imeacht, an Irish language production of Beckett’s Come and Go. Photo: Kevin Abosch Teacht is Imeacht at the Focus Theatre, Dublin Before Vanishing is the evocative title of a new production of four Beckett shorts by the new Irish theatre company Mouth on Fire. Established in 2010 with the purpose of presenting…

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Samuel Beckett – Act Without Words II

Derval Tubridy Act Without Words II: Raymond Keane crawls out of a sack. Photo: F. Sakauchi Samuel Beckett – Act Without Words IICompany SJSt. Alfege’s Park, London, 2011 and Theatre Alley June 2012 Act Without Words II has the focused intensity of the best of Beckett’s theatre. A mime featuring two male protagonists, A and…

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Godot at the Globe

Chris Ackerley Photograph: John Watson (Vladimir) and Harry Love (Estragon) keep their appointment. Samuel Beckett – Waiting for GodotDir. Richard HuberWith Harry Love, John Watson, Jimmy Currin, and Jerome Cousins18 August – 28 August 2011 Globe Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand No, not that Johnny-come-lately, that mere imitation on the South Bank of the Thames –…

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