13.4.06

Writers: Samuel Beckett

An online guide to the life and work of Samuel Beckett

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Samuel Beckett, Murphy

Literature

Samuel Beckett Reads Watt
Samuel Beckett, Echo's Bones
New Faber Editions of Beckett's Work
Working with Beckett's Manuscripts
Watt: Samuel Beckett's Wartime Manuscripts
Beckett Digital Manuscript Project
Keith Ridgway on Samuel Beckett's Mercier and Camier
Rare edition of Foirades/Fizzles
The Chess Game from Samuel Beckett's Murphy
Dante, Beckett and the Divine Comedy
Samuel Beckett's Postmodern Fictions
Brian Evenson on Samuel Beckett's Molloy
On Samuel Beckett's Molloy
From Samuel Beckett's Mercier and Camier
Fulcrum: Samuel Beckett as Poet
Samuel Beckett discusses Form with Harold Pinter
More Pricks Than Kicks: Beckett Condensed by John Crace
Faber and Faber unveils new editions of Beckett's work
Samuel Beckett's Ping
Samuel Beckett Selected Poems 1930-1989
Beckett, Joyce and Irish Exile
From Samuel Beckett's The Unnamable
Samuel Beckett, Ceiling
Peter Gay on Beckett and Modernism
Samuel Beckett and Silence
Samuel Beckett's Reading List 1941-1956
Samuel Beckett's Book Collection
Laura Salisbury, Samuel Beckett: Laughing Matters and Comic Timing
The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett, Collected Poems (Paperback)
John Bolin, Beckett and the Modern Novel
On Beckett's Poems
Samuel Beckett: Physics and Poetics
Samuel Beckett and Paul Celan
For Sale: Samuel Beckett's Murphy Manuscripts
Sold: Samuel Beckett's Murphy Manuscripts
Samuel Beckett Manuscript: Le dépeupleur
Nina Power on Samuel Beckett's How It Is
Samuel Beckett and Quietism
Edward Albee and Paul Auster Discuss Samuel Beckett
Beckett and Animals

Samuel Beckett and Theatre

Waiting for Godot: 60th Anniversary
Anna McMullan on 60 Years of Godot
The Right Way To Say 'Godot'
Working with Samuel Beckett
Syria and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot
Herbert Blau and Martin Esslin on Samuel Beckett
Peter Brook on Samuel Beckett's Joy
Rick Cluchey on Samuel Beckett
Beckett and Krapp as Artists
Samuel Beckett's Catastrophe
Leading Ladies: Fiona Shaw in Happy Days
Super Tramps: Star productions of Waiting for Godot
In Godot We Trust
Krapp's Last Tape Anniversary
Jean Martin 1922-2009
Pierre Chabert 1939-2010
Samuel Beckett: Berlin Panel Discussion
Staging Beckett: Ian Rickson in Conversation
McKellen and Stewart on Beckett and Laughter
Actors' Experiences of Samuel Beckett's Plays
Samuel Beckett Theatre Productions in 2014
What lies beneath Samuel Beckett's half-buried women?
Stanley E Gontarski: Working with Beckett
Beckett Manuscript Donations: Trinity College Dublin
George Hunka on Waiting for Godot
The Samuel Beckett Theatre Project c.1967-76
Samuel Beckett: Small vs. Large Theatres

Theatrical Productions

First Love, UK Production 2014
London Premiere: Gare St Lazare to perform Beckett's First Love

Waiting for Godot, UK Production 2014
Arcola Theatre, Waiting for Godot

Roughs, UK Production 2014
Samuel Beckett: Roughs

Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby, UK Production 2014
Lisa Dwan to perform Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby (2014)
Lisa Dwan rehearses Beckett at the Royal Court Theatre
Beckett's Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby set for West End
Praise for Lisa Dwan's Samuel Beckett Trilogy
Lisa Dwan on Beckett, Rehearsal, and Audience Response

Waiting for Godot, Irish Production 2013
Waiting for Godot: Dublin Theatre Festival 2013
Waiting for Godot in Boston

Krapp's Last Tape, US Production 2013
Rick Cluchey: An Evening of Beckett
Rick Cluchey on An Evening of Beckett

Not I, UK Production 2013
Lisa Dwan to perform Samuel Beckett's Not I

Molloy, First Love, UK Production 2013
Gare St Lazare Players: April-June 2013

Watt, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, UK Production 2013
Brighton Festival 2013: Here All Night

'Beckett at the Festival', UK Production 2013
Edinburgh Festival 2013: Samuel Beckett Season

Samuel Beckett: Winter Warmed, UK Production 2013
Samuel Beckett: Winter Warmed

That Time, Embers, Rough for Theatre II, US Production 2013
Arcturus Theater Company: 3 by Samuel Beckett

Watt, UK Production 2012
Watt: Edinburgh International Festival 2012

Krapp’s Last Tape, UK Production 2012
Krapp's Last Tape: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012

Krapp’s Last Tape, Come and Go, A Piece of Monologue and Rockaby, UK Productions 2012
Mouth on Fire: Four Beckett Plays

Waiting for Godot, US Production 2012
Fastest Godot in the West
Beckett veterans unite for US production of Waiting for Godot
Review: Beckett's Waiting for Godot / Pinter's The Caretaker

First Love, The End, The Trilogy, Irish Production 2012
Gare St Lazare Players embark on Beckett tour of Ireland

Waiting for Godot, UK Production 2012
Talawa Theatre Company production of Waiting for Godot

Krapp's Last Tape, US Production 2012

Krapp's Last Tape, UK Production 2012
Beckett and Pinter Productions at the Bristol Old Vic

Krapp's Last Tape, US Production 2011
John Hurt on Samuel Beckett and Krapp's Last Tape
John Hurt revisits Krapp's Last Tape

Fragments: Five Beckett texts adapted by Peter Brook (New York)
Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York hosts Samuel Beckett adaptations

All That Fall, Irish Production 2011
Pan Pan Theatre presents Samuel Beckett's All That Fall
Review: Samuel Beckett's All That Fall (Dublin)

Krapp's Last Tape, US Production 2011
John Hurt in Krapp's Last Tape (2011)

Happy Days, UK Production 2011
Pauline McLynn in Samuel Beckett's Happy Days

What Where, Not I, Catastrophe, Rough for Theatre II
Portugese productions, 2011

Teatro Plástico: Samuel Beckett

First Love and The End, UK productions 2011
Conor Lovett to perform at York Beckett festival

Happy Days, Irish Production 2010
Beckett's Happy Days in Dublin

First Love, Australian Production 2010
Lovett to perform Beckett's First Love in Australia

Waiting for Godot, UK/Australia production moves to South Africa
Waiting for Godot: Khayelitsha, South Africa

Krapp's Last Tape, Gate Theatre Production 2010
Michael Gambon in Krapp's Last Tape
Michael Gambon in London production of Krapp's Last Tape
Krapp's Last Tape opens in London

Breath and Other Shorts, Dublin 2010
Breath and Other Shorts

Endgame, US Production 2010

Waiting for Godot, UK/Australia Production 2010
Waiting for Godot: Haymarket, London
Sir Ian McKellen mistaken for Gogo

Endgame, UK Production 2009
Simon McBurney on performing Beckett's Endgame
Critics Review Complicite's Endgame
Beckett's Endgame at the Duchess Theatre
Simon McBurney on Beckett's Stage Directions

Waiting for Godot, UK Production 2009

Waiting for Godot, US Production 2009

Not I, UK Production 2009
Samuel Beckett's Not I at London's Southbank

Eh Joe, US Production 2008
Atom Egoyan on Beckett's Eh Joe

Beckett Shorts, US Production 2007
Samuel Beckett Shorts

Krapp's Last Tape, UK Production 2006

Philosophy and Interpretation

The Beckett Circle: New Website
Modernism/Modernity: Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive
Blanchot and Beckett's Letters
Samuel Beckett Series 2: Speech, Gaze, and the Body
Samuel Beckett Series 3: The "dramaticules"
Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui: The Trilogy
Limit(e) Beckett: Issue 1: Spectral Beckett
Limit(e) Beckett: A New Online Academic Journal
Limit(e) Beckett: CFP: Cliché in the work of Samuel Beckett
Limit(e) Beckett: Samuel Beckett in Post-War France
Samuel Beckett and Germany: JOBS Special Issue
A Companion to Samuel Beckett
Simon Critchley: Beckett, Literature, Philosophy
Simon Critchley on Krapp's Last Tape
Simon Critchley Interviewed on Swedish Television
Simon Critchley on Samuel Beckett
Critchley on Samuel Beckett's Film
Travels in Nihilon: Critchley on Beckett and Adorno
Beckett and Schopenhauer
Beckett and Schopenhauer: Art and Philosophy
Marjorie Perloff on Samuel Beckett
Andrew Gibson on Samuel Beckett
David Tucker on Samuel Beckett
Alain Badiou on discovering Beckett
Alain Badiou on Krapp's Last Tape
George Steiner on Samuel Beckett
Michel Foucault on Beckett's Waiting for Godot
Slavoj Žižek on Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett, Francis Bacon and Masonry
I'll Go On: An Afternoon of Samuel Beckett
Buried Alive: Beckett and the Uncanny
Samuel Beckett rejected 'Absurdist' label
Ruby Cohn 1922-2011
Peter Fifield, Late Modernist Style in Samuel Beckett and Emmanuel Levinas
Samuel Beckett and the Archive: Rewriting the Beckett Canon
Trish McTighe, The Haptic Aesthetic in Samuel Beckett's Drama

Conferences, Seminars & Festivals

Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures, University of Reading 2015
Samuel Beckett Society Inaugural Conference, Arizona State University 2015
Samuel Beckett Week, University of Reading 2014
Staging Beckett: Constructing Performance Histories, University of Reading 2014
Staging Beckett: Conference Programme, University of Reading 2014
Beckett at Reading 2013: An International Conference
Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland: University College Dublin 2013
Samuel Beckett: Form and History: Halifax, Nova Scotia 2013
Beyond Historicism: Resituating Samuel Beckett 2012
Happy Days: Enniskillen International Beckett Festival
London Beckett Seminar 2012: Samuel Beckett and Science
London Beckett Seminar 2013: Beckett and Nordau
Samuel Beckett Working Group: University of Southampton, 2012
Samuel Beckett Working Group: Institut del Teatre, Barcelona, 2013
Samuel Beckett Working Group: University of Warwick, 2014
Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland: University College Dublin 2012
Samuel Beckett and German Culture: Technische Universität Darmstadt: 2011
Samuel Beckett Research Day Seminar: University of Reading: 2010
Samuel Beckett Research Day Seminar: University of Reading: 2011
Samuel Beckett Research Day Seminar: University of Reading: 2012
Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland: University College Dublin 2011
Beckett, Blanchot and Philosophy: University of Sussex, 2010
Samuel Beckett: Encounter of Philosophy and Literature, Seminar 2011
Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive: University of York: June 2011
Peter Fifield on York's Samuel Beckett Conference
Samuel Beckett Summer School: Trinity College, Dublin 2011
Samuel Beckett Summer School: Trinity College, Dublin 2012
Samuel Beckett Summer School: Trinity College, Dublin 2013
Samuel Beckett Summer School: Trinity College, Dublin 2014
Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies 2010: University of Oxford
Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies 2011: University of Oxford
Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies (CFP) 2011: University of Oxford
Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies 2012: University of Oxford
Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies 2012: Postgraduate Symposium
Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies 2012: University of Oxford
Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies 2013: University of Oxford
Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies 2014: University of Oxford
Beckett and Brain Science: Free Warwick Symposium
Beckett and Brain Science: Free London Symposium
Beckett and Brain Science: Free Symposium
Beckett and the Brain: Birkbeck College Seminar
Beckett Between: Paris Conference 2010
Reading University: Beckett Conference 2009

Jobs

AHRC Research Post: Samuel Beckett (Chester)

Writers on Beckett

Harold Pinter on meeting Samuel Beckett
Maeve Binchy on meeting Samuel Beckett
Harold Pinter on Beckett and Krapp's Last Tape
Samuel Beckett discusses Form with Harold Pinter
Pinter's Beckett first edition returned to Library
Paul Auster on Meeting Samuel Beckett
Paul Auster on the Importance of Laughter in Beckett
William Burroughs and Susan Sontag on meeting Beckett
J. M. Coetzee on Beckett's Letters
John Banville on Samuel Beckett's Letters
Don DeLillo on Samuel Beckett
Gabriel Josipovici reviews Beckett Letters 1941-1956
Colm Tóibín on Samuel Beckett and his mother

Biography

Waiting for Beckett: A Portrait of Samuel Beckett Documentary
Samuel Beckett in Conversation (Rare Recording)
Samuel Beckett discusses Form with Harold Pinter
Samuel Beckett's House in Ussy-sur-Marne
Samuel Beckett's Bookshelf
Samuel Beckett's Library
Gerald Thomas meets Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett and the Literary Marketplace
Samuel Beckett's Letters: 1929-1956
Samuel Beckett the Sportsman
'Beckett was Here': The Literary Review on Beckett's Letters
The Observer reviews Samuel Beckett's Letters
Samuel Beckett's Letters in the New Yorker
'Mountains of Mail': The Letters of Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett's Letters
Samuel Beckett's Letters: Book of the Year 2009?
Samuel Beckett Letters at Sothebys
'As The Wind Takes Me': Beckett in Hamburg, 1936
Samuel Beckett's German Diaries to be published
Beckett's Germany
The Beckett Estate: An Interview with Edward Beckett
Samuel Beckett in Conversation with Bram van Velde
TLS on Conversations with Beckett and van Velde
Beckett's handwriting
George Craig, Writing Beckett's Letters
Editing Beckett's Letters: An Interview with Dan Gunn
Last Words: Mel Gussow Remembers Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett and the Grove Press
Publisher Barney Rosset on Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett on Franz Kafka
Samuel Beckett in Paris
Twentieth Anniversary of Beckett's death: Samuel Beckett 1906-1989
Barbara Bray 1924-2010
The Irish Times publishes Beckett Letters
Second volume of Beckett Letters published
Dan Gunn on Samuel Beckett's Letters
TLS Reviews Beckett Letters 1941-1956
Samuel Beckett Letters win MLA Award
Samuel Beckett's Obsession with Chess
Alba Arikha on her godfather, Samuel Beckett
Beckett and Pinter: Literary Memoirs

Art and Photography

Samuel Beckett: Clay Animation Project
Samuel Beckett Chess Set
Samuel Beckett's The Lost Ones in 3D
Karin Lapidot: Samuel Beckett Paperbacks
Bob Adelman's Images of Samuel Beckett
Miroslaw Balka and Samuel Beckett: How It Is
Hendrik Wittkopf and Lee Rourke on Beckett
Samuel Beckett's Doodles
Rivane Neuenschwander adapts Beckett's First Love as Art Installation
Amélie Doistau: French editions of Beckett's work
Picador, Beckett and Russell Mills
Portraits of Beckett as a Famous Writer
Beckett's Car: Art Project
Beckett and Painting: Caspar David Friedrich
Creative Review on Faber's new Beckett editions
Samuel Beckett at CHELSEA Space (2006)
Atelier 25: French Beckett editions
Alan Moore cites Beckett as an influence
John Minihan on Samuel Beckett
Avigdor Arikha: Works from the Estate
The Bohemyth: Samuel Beckett Special Issue
A Reluctant Subject: Portraits of Samuel Beckett

Film and Television

Samuel Beckett's Not I to premiere on Sky Arts
Samuel Beckett's Plays on BBC Television
Alan Schneider on Samuel Beckett's Film
Beckett and Keaton talk about Film
Shooting Locations: Samuel Beckett's Film
Samuel Beckett Speaks
Film footage of Samuel Beckett, 1969
Jack MacGowran in Beckett's Beginning to End
David Cronenberg on Beckett and Spider
Stewart Lee on Waiting for Godot as a BBC Talent Show
Critchley on Samuel Beckett's Film
Beckett on Film: Neil Jordan's Not I
NotFilm: New Documentary on Samuel Beckett's Film
Samuel Beckett in Conversation (Rare Recording)

Radio

Samuel Beckett: Works for Radio

Music

Cygnus Ensemble: Sounding Beckett (New York, 2012)
The Music of Irish Writers

Etc.

Samuel Beckett on Holiday
Keep Calm, I'll Go On
Dustin Hoffman on (not) meeting Samuel Beckett
'Fail better' Beckett Desktop Wallpaper
Sam's a Laugh: Comedians on Beckett's Funny Side
Literary Rags: Writer and Philosopher T-Shirts
Writer's Autographs
The Samuel Beckett Leather Porfolio
Popular Ivy League Names
Samuel Beckett Bridge arrives in Dublin
Samuel Beckett Bridge Opens
Samuel Beckett for President
Nick Clegg's Hero: Samuel Beckett
Waiting for Cleggot: Clegg and Beckett
Happy Birthday, Samuel Beckett: Guardian Quiz
Waiting for Elmo: Sesame Street spoofs Waiting for Godot
How to Write Like Samuel Beckett
Desperately Seeking Sam
100 Things You Never Knew About Samuel Beckett
How Beckett Can Save Your Life
Simon Schubert's Paper Art
Blonde Bookworm: Marilyn Monroe's love of literature
Irish Company: James Joyce and Samuel Beckett
The Beckett Circle on Barney Rosset
Literary Mentorships: James Joyce and Samuel Beckett
The Samuel Beckett Guide to Grades
Not-So-Dead Letters