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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Waiting for Godot: Yiddish Premiere

Godot is coming! !גאָדאָ קומט 20 September – 13 OctoberFridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PMSundays at 2 PM Yiddish brings into Beckett’s text a special historical and cultural poignancy, that of the homeless survivor whose only home is his language and his culture; a language and culture in which tears of laughter and tears of…

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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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