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The Beckett List - Exploring Beckett and Performance with Jonny Heron

In this latest blog entry, we turn to Beckett. Mia Hewitt here presents a reflection on this week’s workshop, delivered by IATL’s Senior Teaching Fellow, Jonny Heron, who led the ensemble of… 1,119 more words

Samuel Beckett's 'Murphy' and Systems

In the early stages of researching and writing my thesis on Samuel Beckett I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to immerse myself exclusively in his writings. 791 more words

Samuel Beckett

Compellingly unsettling: Catherine Eisner's 'A Bad Case', from @saltpublishing ...

I first encountered the work of Catherine Eisner in 2008, when I read Sister Morphine (also published by Salt) and it absolutely blew me away. I was convinced at the time that it was a major, very important novel and the comparatively modest success that it has enjoyed since then has not caused me to change my mind. 881 more words


Review: Happy Days – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

First published in The Times, Tuesday May 19 2015

Four Stars

The casting of Karen Dunbar as Winnie, the entombed heroine of Samuel Beckett’s 1961 play… 425 more words

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On the Cusp of Despair and Joy

You have lived on the cusp of despair for so long.

When you peered over the ledge that time

the depth was vast,

a Grand Canyon of empty space and nothingness. 1,565 more words

Monks In The World

Walter Asmus on The Art of Beckett

The Jocelyn Herbert Lecture
Walter Asmus: ‘The Art of Beckett’
Monday 29 June, 6-6.45pm, Lyttleton, National Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions)

Samuel Beckett named the designer Jocelyn Herbert “my closest friend in England” and they worked together many times. 144 more words


The Inner Scream: "Not I" by Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett’s short play Not I is one of the most haunting pieces of theatre I have ever encountered. A disembodied mouth hovers eight feet above the stage speaking frantically into the darkness at a speed that leaves the audience struggling to keep up. 285 more words