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The Samuel Beckett Theatre Project Oxford c.1967-76

A glossy, illustrated volume explores the history of an underground theatre
Image of the underground Samuel Beckett Theatre
Image of the underground Samuel Beckett Theatre
Samuel Beckett in Paris with Albert Latner, one of the key Canadian backers of the project
In his fascinating study, A Dream and its Legacies: The Samuel Beckett Theatre Project Oxford c1967-76, David Tucker uncovers plans for a subterranean theatre in the heart of Oxford. His book is available from the University of Oxford shop:
A Dream and its Legacies: The Samuel Beckett Theatre Project, Oxford c.1967-76, by Dr David Tucker, tells the history of the plans to build what was to be the Samuel Beckett Theatre in St Peter’s College, Oxford around forty years ago.

It describes the direct involvement of Beckett, artists such as Francis Bacon and Henry Moore, architects Norman Foster and Richard Buckminster Fuller, as well as a range of British playwrights, actors and directors. The book presents a previously untold part of Beckett’s life story which reveals much about the collaborative friendships of the time, as well as Beckett’s thinking about certain of his texts. [Read More]

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