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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Samuel Beckett Chess Set

Unique set of sculptures by Fermanagh artist Alan Milligan Alan Milligan’s chess set, based on the works of Samuel Beckett From the Fermanagh Herald: The world premiere of the Beckett Chess set by artist Alan Milligan, finished up this week. The exhibition ran from Saturday June 15, until Friday June 21 at the old regal…

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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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