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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Rick Cluchey: An Evening of Beckett

Shattered Globe Theatre, Chicago · 2 – 12 May 2013 From the Shattered Globe Theatre in Chicago: The Ensemble of Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to present An Evening of Samuel Beckett starring renowned Beckett protégé and San Quentin Drama Workshop founder Rick Cluchey in Krapp’s Last Tape and his own solo piece, Sam and…

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Lisa Dwan to perform Not I in Reading

26-27 April 2013 · University of Reading The Anthony Minghella Building at the University of Reading The Beckett International Foundation presents Lisa Dwan performing Beckett’s Not I On the evenings of the 26 and 27 April, celebrated actress Lisa Dwan will play the role of Mouth in one of the most inspiring and challenging pieces…

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London Beckett Seminar: April 2013

25 April 2013, 3.00pm-4.30pm · Birkbeck College, London Design: Rhys Tranter. Photograph: Getty Images. This seminar aims to bring together all students and researchers with an interest in the work of Beckett. The seminar undertakes close readings of Beckett’s work, and of texts related to it. There are also papers and reports on work in…

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Samuel Beckett: Berlin Panel Discussion

English Theatre Berlin · 11 May 2013 Samuel Beckett directs Waiting for Godot at Riverside Studios, with Rick Cluchey (left) and German director Walter Asmus (right of Beckett). Photograph: John Minihan Samuel BeckettPanel Discussion and ReadingWalter Asmus, Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett on working with Beckett and Beckett’s works, moderated by Gaby Hartel Reading…

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Brighton Festival 2013: Here All Night

A performance celebrating the text and music of Samuel Beckett Conor Lovett Here All NightWorld PremiereThis performance interweaves the text and music of Samuel Beckett with original compositions by Paul Clark, drawn from and inspired by Beckett’s works Watt, Malone Dies and The Unnamable. Judy Hegarty Lovett has directed over 18 Beckett titles for Gare…

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Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies 2013

5pm on Tuesdays in Trinity Term, 2012. University of Oxford Desgn: Rhys Tranter The University of Oxford has announced the speakers for this year’s Samuel Beckett Debts and Legacies series: Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies 2012 University of Oxford 5.30pm on Tuesdays in Trinity Term, 2012.New Seminar Room, St John’s College, Oxford. 23 April — Dr Kirsten Shepherd-Barr(University…

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Beckett at Reading 2013: An International Conference

Celebrating 25 years of the Beckett International Foundation Beckett at Reading 2013Minghella BuildingThe University of Reading4-7 April 2013 Celebrating 25 years of the Beckett International FoundationOrganised by the departments of English Literature, Art, and Film, Theatre and Television In 1988, with the support of Samuel Beckett, James Knowlson established the Beckett International Foundation as a…

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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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