Latest News for: Samuel beckett


Town transformed into giant art gallery to celebrate link to Beckett and Wilde

Irish Independent 20 Oct 2021
Enniskillen has been transformed into a giant art gallery and chess board as part of a new interactive tourism initiative highlighting the area’s link with Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett.

Someone should make a game about: Quantum Leap

Eurogamer 20 Oct 2021
Look, I get it ... This was a show that bravely hit the reset button every single week. In a flurry of electric blue flashes, time-travelling scientist Samuel Beckett would zap into a new body with the laudable but rather vague mission to "put right what once went wrong" ... San Francisco.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: 'Beckett's Briefs' set for stage at UALR

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 19 Oct 2021
Beckett, briefly. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock department of theater arts and dance stages "Beckett's Briefs. Short Works by Samuel Beckett," 7.30 p.m ... The show consists of Beckett's short plays "Quad," ...

It was ‘crystal clear’ showbiz wanted Billy Crudup for his looks. He had other ideas

Finger Lakes Times 19 Oct 2021
LOS ANGELES — For years, Billy Crudup wasn't interested in the song-and-dance of the Hollywood promotion machine ... (He also serves as an executive producer.) ... ———. Q ... A ... But the idea of being able to do [Samuel] Beckett and Harold Pinter on Broadway with Shuler Hensley and Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, it didn't matter that it was a supporting part ... .

Enniskillen’s pieces all in place for tourism success

Belfast Telegraph 18 Oct 2021
Now a new tourist initiative is keen to highlight the town’s links to Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett who, like fellow Dubliner Oscar Wilde, attended Portora Royal School, now Enniskillen Royal Grammar. Beckett was fascinated by chess, which ...

L’Heure Exquise review — a star turn from Alessandra Ferri

The Times/The Sunday Times 18 Oct 2021
Inspired by, and filtered through the lens of, Samuel Beckett’s play Happy Days, Béjart gives us a retired ballerina looking back on her career as she ...

L’Heure Exquise review – a Beckettian ballerina buried in pointe shoes

The Guardian 18 Oct 2021
She taps the toes to see how hard they are ... The role is credited only as “She”, but essentially she is Winnie from Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, which inspired choreographer Maurice Béjart to make this work ... ....

News in pictures: Monday, October 18, 2021

The Times/The Sunday Times 18 Oct 2021
Masked drinkers enjoy a glass of vegan beer at the Vegan Oktoberfest in LA, which features plant-based drinks rather than animal-based products. DAVID MCNEW/AFP/GETTY IMAGES ... KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS. Sponsored ... An interactive tourism initiative highlights the links between Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett and Enniskillen in Northern Ireland ... .

Enniskillen mounts Oscar Wilde tribute with flight of gold-leaf swallows

The Observer 15 Oct 2021
Samuel Beckett boarded at Portora between the ages of 14 and 17, excelling at sport ... In the case of Beckett, the watery landscape of Fermanagh, its still waters, and the political upheaval at a time of establishing the Irish border 100 years ago all entered Samuel Beckett’s imagination and, some say, found its way into his later works,” said Doran.

Home review – captivating revival of a neglected classic

The Guardian 15 Oct 2021
Premiered in 1970, David Storey’s Home was one of three hit English plays within a decade that applied to very different ends the basic model of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot ... ....

Satyagraha review — English National Opera returns home with Philip Glass’s meditative drama

The Times/The Sunday Times 15 Oct 2021
★★★★☆. Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot was famously described as a play in which “nothing happens twice” ... And the words are in Sanskrit ... .

Music, art, literature and Tipperary: David Bowie's Irish links

RTE 12 Oct 2021
The reputed last words of Samuel Beckett's father – "what a morning!" are including in the lyrics of Bowie’s 1997 song ‘Law' ... Yeats and Beckett is particularly revealing ... For Bowie, Beckett and Yeats, the clown functions as an avatar for the outsider artist and the human condition, more generally.

À la recherche des pubs perdus – Frank McNally on visiting Paris again

The Irish Times 12 Oct 2021
My hotel this time was near the one in Montmartre, so having previously visited Oscar Wilde (at Père Lachaise), and Samuel Beckett (Montparnasse), I finally paid my respects to Myles Byrne, the great Irish rebel soldier who survived the 1798-1803 uprisings and then the Napoleonic wars, to reach old age in Paris ... But he died in Paris, aged 82 ... .

Review: At South Coast Rep, ‘A Shot Rang Out’ proves to be an eloquent misfire

The Los Angeles Times 12 Oct 2021
Characters in Richard Greenberg’s plays tend to unburden themselves in spoken arias ... These are urbane speakers, highly educated, and steeped in the arts if not artists themselves ... Review ... Indeed, it might be more in keeping with the darker works of August Strindberg, Anton Chekhov and Samuel Beckett, all of whom John drolly promises to steer clear of.

Language Victim

The American Spectator 12 Oct 2021
“May I speak English?” I asked the woman behind the grocery-store counter. In English. “No!” she spat back. Stocky and diminutive, she looked as if she might’ve made a good drill sergeant. Or champion bowler. It was last month, and I was in Budapest ... I didn’t know a word of Hungarian, and I still don’t ... It was like a line out of a Samuel Beckett play ... .