Samuel Beckett

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Enniskillen mounts Oscar Wilde tribute with flight of gold-leaf swallows
Installation inspired by The Happy Prince will be accompanied by similar celebration of Samuel Beckett, who like Wilde was educated in the town

Alison Flood

15, Oct, 2021 @11:55 AM

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Samuel Beckett: Cascando review – existentialist stroll around the Barbican
The walkways and pools of the London arts centre shimmer with possibility in this promenade adaptation of Beckett’s 1963 radio play

Miriam Gillinson

08, Jul, 2021 @10:04 AM

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Happy Days review – Lisa Dwan swings from laughter to gothic gravity
Trevor Nunn’s production of Samuel Beckett’s classic play is stronger on music-hall comedy than bleakness

Arifa Akbar

18, Jun, 2021 @12:12 PM

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Allan Clayton; Juliet Fraser review – Britten proves indigestible, but Fraser’s Feldman is a tour de force
Britten’s five Canticles were a mixed blessing, but To and Fro in Shadow’s pairing of Samuel Beckett and Morton Feldman was exquisite

Andrew Clements

15, Jun, 2021 @2:56 PM

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Godot Is a Woman review – cheeky, geeky take on Beckett’s men-only rule
The playwright only wanted men to perform Waiting for Godot – Silent Faces ask why half the world’s population is excluded in a funny, pop-culture show

Claire Armitstead

10, Jun, 2021 @1:30 PM

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‘I rip off my skin and give him the guts’ – Lisa Dwan on her approach to Beckett
The actor had a great lockdown: she learned to cook, took up cello – and fell in love. Now six months pregnant, Dwan’s about to be buried up to her neck in Happy Days. Is she worried?

Arifa Akbar

10, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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When falling down doesn’t get a laugh | Briefs
Letters: Age check | Water quality | Beckett’s wedding | Wheels | Ageing


06, Jun, 2021 @5:14 PM

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Samuel Beckett’s secret wedding in Folkestone inspires festival 60 years on
Writer’s attempts to stay ‘invisible’ while marrying Suzanne Déchevaux-Dumesnil will be explored in monologues by well-known authors and actors

Alison Flood

02, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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I literally wrote the book on apocalypses. I never thought it would pan out like this
What happened to the bunkers, and the descent into cannibalism? For the luckier among us, Covid has marked a half-assed end of the world

Mark O’Connell

03, Apr, 2021 @11:59 AM

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The Performance by Claire Thomas review – Samuel Beckett and the inner lives of women
Set during a performance of Happy Days and told from three perspectives, this novel is lively, intimate and packed with clever connections

Bec Kavanagh

25, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days is turning 60. Its image of a trapped woman is as potent as ever
Claire Thomas will never forget the first time she saw Happy Days. Her new novel, The Performance, revolves around it

Claire Thomas

22, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Lisa Dwan: 'Narratives of nasty women spread with few facts attached'
The Irish actor on reimagining Antigone, what she learned from Billie Whitelaw, and starring in Jed Mercurio’s new crime drama

Kate Kellaway

21, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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