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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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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