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From festivals and fairs to movies and music, July is jam-packed with entertainment

The Columbus Dispatch 27 Jun 2022
If you want to look ahead and plan out your things-to-do calendar, then this is a great start ... 4 ... “Waiting for Waiting for Godot.” Dave Hanson’s comedy centers on two hapless understudies occupying time backstage during a production of Samuel Beckett’s classic existential drama while trying to understand art, theater and life.

The week in classical: Rusalka; Pekka Kuusisto / London Chamber Orchestra; LCMF – review

The Observer 26 Jun 2022
Physical demands were made all round ... She acts convincingly, too ... Photograph ... For two percussionists, Christian Dierstein and Dirk Rothbrust, and a battery of instruments, its starting point is Samuel Beckett’s That Time, in which he envisions a library where all the books have dissolved into dust ... Beckett was thinking of the book of Genesis ... Rusalka ... .

The Big Hit: Big-hearted Beckett production in a French prison

The Irish Times 25 Jun 2022
Film review ... The Big Hit (Un triomphe) ... The actor-turned-director initially only had the rights to the first act, until Samuel Beckett arranged a meeting in Paris during which the Irish playwright cleared the rights on the back of a napkin in pencil. What happened next was described by Beckett as “the best thing to happen to my play since I wrote it”.

The Big Hit review — this Godot staged by prisoners will leave you waiting

The Times/The Sunday Times 24 Jun 2022
Étienne chooses Samuel Beckett’s famous play because in prison everyone is, like, waiting! The convicts instantly fall in love with Beckett’s absurdist classic ...

Albania tells Ukraine joining EU is like waiting for Godot

The Times/The Sunday Times 24 Jun 2022
Edi Rama, Albania’s prime minister, compared EU procedures to the absurdist Samuel Beckett play because Albania has been waiting for talks for years despite meeting conditions ... ... .

Elvis movie review: Rambling tale of rock ’n’ roll star isn’t fit for a king

Irish Independent 24 Jun 2022
... who takes a job running a drama workshop in a French prison.Surprised by the raw talent he finds there, he encourages them to rehearse Samuel Beckett’s absurdist classic “Some bored guys waiting around for someone who never comes,” he tells them.

Apollo Chamber Players Goes Celestial With MoonStrike

Houston Press 23 Jun 2022
Finally, Apollo honors the Irish heritage of Apollo 11 astronauts with a Samuel Beckett-inspired commission “What is the Word” for string quartet and electronics by composer Mark Wingate and Grammy Award-winning composer and Houston native, Christopher Theofanidis.

Strolling through the rich history of Trinity College

Irish Independent 22 Jun 2022
Trinity Trails highlight the university’s rich cultural heritage by exploring spots such as the Parliament Square, Library Square, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Museum Building, Zoological Museum and Rose Garden.Stories of ...

The Big Hit review – feelgood prison comedy as convicts do Beckett

The Observer 21 Jun 2022
However, Étienne sees promise in them and decides to put on a performance of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot ... The late Beckett may have been amused by the real-life events that inspired this work, but it’s debatable as to how thrilled he would have been with this filmed interpretation. The Big Hit is released on 24 June in cinemas ... .

The Big Hit review – prisoners do Beckett in French comedy

The Guardian 21 Jun 2022
Protagonist and de facto white saviour Étienne Carboni (Kad Merad) is a curmudgeonly actor, usually of the comic variety, who takes a job teaching drama to male inmates in a high-security prison ... However, Étienne sees promise in them and decides to put on a performance of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot ... ....

Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley area, June 20-27

LA Daily News 20 Jun 2022
A view from the San Fernando Valley. The Arroyo Calabasas, on the left and originating in the Santa Monica Mountains, and Bell Creek, on the right and originating in the Simi Hills, form the confluence of the Los Angeles River behind Canoga Park High School ... June 20 ... Discusses “Waiting for Godot,” a play by Samuel Beckett, 1.30-3 p.m ... .

Yell, Sam, If You Still Can by Maylis Besserie - read an extract

RTE 17 Jun 2022
Winner of the Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman, the prestigious French literary prize for first time novelists, the first book in Maylis Besserie's Irish trilogy shows us Samuel Beckett at the end of his life in 1989, living in Le Tiers-Temps retirement home ... 'Mr Beckett, we're going to test your balance.’ He added, in order to reassure me.

The Novel That Turns Fatherhood Into Art

The Atlantic 17 Jun 2022
Once, when my daughter was six months old, my mind started wandering while washing dishes ... [ Read ... All of which is to say ... [ Read ... And of love ... Before starting Abbott Awaits , I was struck by its title, which reminded me of Samuel Beckett ... Bachelder is a canny surveyor of this place, and he understands something more about Beckett’s famously pained plea.

Troy Foundry Theatre, Beckett ponder the Mystery of Existence

The Record 16 Jun 2022
In theater, Samuel Beckett was a playwright who wrote about what we don’t know that we don’t know ... Beckett 3”, playing at the Hart Cluett Museum in Troy through June 18 ... Beckett wants us to ponder what we don’t know and what we can’t know ... That is the beauty of Beckett and his view of life and death.

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