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Happy Days, Riverside Studios review: Lisa Dwan is buried alive in Beckett’s masterpiece

The Independent 18 Jun 2021
Between the bell for waking and the bell for sleep, Winnie, the protagonist of Samuel Beckett’s hilaro-devastating stage masterpiece from 1961, prattles away in broad Irish (Beckett wrote it in French too – the jokes, to my ear, are less funny in that language).
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Happy Days review – Lisa Dwan swings from laughter to gothic gravity

The Guardian 18 Jun 2021
The resilient central character of Happy Days, equanimous even while trapped in a mound of earth, was also played by Billie Whitelaw under the direction of Samuel Beckett himself.
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Happy Days review — Beckett’s bleak classic 60 years on

The Times/The Sunday Times 18 Jun 2021
Trevor Nunn’s 60th anniversary production of Samuel Beckett’s arid play ends with a potent vision of life slipping into the void ... But then Beckett’s language is ...
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Lisa Dwan: ‘I was a blond, blue-eyed, pretty actress playing one vacuous role after another’

The Irish Times 16 Jun 2021
Belfast for Jed Mercurio’s Bloodlands, London to film Colm Tóibín’s Pale Sister, New Jersey for her lecturing gigs at Princeton (she is a Samuel Beckett specialist, famously tutored by Billie Whitelaw) ... “I thought Beckett was going to send me on one long, lonely, miserable life path, but it turns out he had a few tricks up his sleeve.”.
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Róisín Ingle: These are the days of triumphant, tearful vaccination selfies

The Irish Times 16 Jun 2021
I’m sitting in a warehouse near Capel Street in Dublin watching a show. It’s still in rehearsal but after hundreds of careful, creative hours the metaphoric spectacle is nearing completion ... Won’t it? It will ... On the final day of rehearsals the entire show is filmed as a kind of record for when it lands in September in the Samuel Beckett Theatre ... No ... .
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Róisín Ingle: Another lockdown – it won’t come to that. Will it?

The Irish Times 16 Jun 2021
I’m sitting in a warehouse near Capel Street in Dublin watching a show. It’s still in rehearsal but after hundreds of careful, creative hours the metaphoric spectacle is nearing completion ... Won’t it? It will ... On the final day of rehearsals the entire show is filmed as a kind of record for when it lands in September in the Samuel Beckett Theatre ... No ... .
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Trevor Nunn on Happy Days: ‘I can vouch for Beckett’s “funny bones”’

The Independent 15 Jun 2021
The play I am about to open, at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, is called Happy Days ... But of course in the titles of many of the plays of Samuel Beckett, there is a degree of irony ... .
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Allan Clayton; Juliet Fraser review – Britten proves indigestable, but Fraser’s Feldman is a tour ...

The Guardian 15 Jun 2021
Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh Britten’s five Canticles were a mixed blessing, but To and Fro in Shadow’s pairing of Samuel Beckett and Morton Feldman was exquisite For the second year running, there can be no Aldeburgh festival this June ... ....
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Mica and pyrite protest: ‘People are not taking this lying down’

The Irish Times 15 Jun 2021
Hundreds of protestors have taken to the streets around Dublin’s Convention Centre to campaign for increased financial supports for homeowners affected by pyrite and mica ... Alan McCandless, his wife Christie and their teenage daughter Ruby watched the speakers from the foot of the Samuel Beckett Bridge ... From left ... Photograph. Ellen O’Riordan ... From left ... .
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Portland arts space Disjecta has a new name

The Oregonian 15 Jun 2021
The new name for the nonprofit arts organization, which has had a lively and sometimes dramatic journey over the past two decades, is a little prosaic ... Disjecta was launched in 2000 by Bryan Suereth, who named it after the title of a collection of writings by novelist and playwright Samuel Beckett ... And then the world closed down around the pandemic ... .
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Buckeye Trail honor rolls

The Daily Jeff 13 Jun 2021
... Hastings, Evan Miller, Joshua Strebler.Fifth gradeCameron Beckett, Drew Daugherty, Christopher Dower, Lilah Ellerbee, Wyatt Fluhart, Samuel Gray, Carson Hastings, Xander Jones, Mikaela Linton, Caleb Marchiano, Brycen McQuain, Colton Shipe, Cody Ward, Abbigale West.
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Godot Is a Woman review – cheeky, geeky take on Beckett’s men-only rule

The Observer 10 Jun 2021
If you see it through a feminist lens, as theatre company Silent Faces have, it’s an almost Beckettian quirk of history that Madonna released her album Like a Prayer in the same year that Samuel Beckett died ... The trio are waiting for the Beckett estate to answer their call about performance rights for Godot.
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‘I rip off my skin and give him the guts’ – Lisa Dwan on her ...

The Guardian 10 Jun 2021
Belfast for Jed Mercurio’s Bloodlands, London to film Colm Tóibín’s Pale Sister , New Jersey for her lecturing gigs at Princeton (she is a Samuel Beckett specialist, famously tutored by Billie Whitelaw).
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‘I rip off my skin and give him the guts’ – Lisa Dwan on her approach to Beckett

The Observer 10 Jun 2021
Belfast for Jed Mercurio’s Bloodlands, London to film Colm Tóibín’s Pale Sister, New Jersey for her lecturing gigs at Princeton (she is a Samuel Beckett specialist, famously tutored by Billie Whitelaw) ... “I thought Beckett was going to send me on one long, lonely, miserable life path but it turns out he had a few tricks up his sleeve!”.
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Creative Thinking in Science & Arts Not for the Faint Hearted

Principia Scientific 09 Jun 2021
These exchanges led me to recognize the similarities between innovation in the arts and the sciences ... The writer Samuel Beckett did not get his first novel published, and so he shelved it. The novel was eventually published in 1992, three years after Beckett’s death, and 23 years after he was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature. Quoting Wilde.
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