Murphy Manuscript Acquired at Auction

One of the greatest literary manuscripts of the 20th century acquired by the Beckett International Foundation A page from Samuel Beckett’s Murphy notebooks From the University of Reading: The University of Reading is delighted to announce that it has acquired the working manuscript of Samuel Beckett’s first major work, Murphy, at the cost of £962,500,…

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Daniel Domig: Clay Animation Project

A video experiment Simon Larsen has kindly drawn my attention to this experimental video animation, based on an extract from Samuel Beckett’s Malone Dies. It is a test by Austrian/American artist Daniel Domig, who is developing a series of works based on Beckett’s Texts for Nothing. The spoken word element of the video is provided…

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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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London Beckett Seminar: 27 June 2013

27 June 2013, 2pm-5pm · Birkbeck College, London Design: Rhys Tranter. Photograph: Getty Images. Beckett Studies: Tracing the GrainLondon Beckett SeminarBirkbeck, University of London Thursday 27 June, 2013 2–5pm, B04, Birkbeck College43 Gordon Square, London. WC1H 0PD Despite its frequent alignment with an aesthetic of ‘lessness’, Samuel Beckett’s work has remained insistently, even hyperactively, productive…

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Samuel Beckett In Our Time

Calder Bookshop, London · 31 May, 7pm From the Calder Bookshop and Theatre: ‘”Samuel Beckett in Our Time” looks both on the restrictions imposed on current productions of Beckett’s theatre and the ways in which contemporary directors push the limits of what might be called “authentic Beckett” to produce a Beckett for the 21st century,…

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Night Waves: Derval Tubridy talks to Lisa Dwan

Dwan on Not I at London’s Royal Court Theatre From BBC Radio 3: ‘The stage is in darkness except for a mouth visible about eight feet above stage level, “emitting” a stream-of-consciousness account of a life. Samuel Beckett’s ‘Not I’ received its European premiere 40 years ago at the Royal Court Theatre in London. To mark…

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Samuel Beckett Summer School 2013

Registration is now open Founded in 2011, the Samuel Beckett Summer School provides a unique experience for students, scholars and lovers of Beckett’s works. Each year we invite the world’s foremost Beckett scholars to present new lectures and seminars on all aspects of Beckett’s works. The School appeals to a wide range of Beckett enthusiasts…

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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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