Beckett Summer School – Trinity College – 11th – 16th August – Public Events and Talks


“The Samuel Beckett Summer School offers a full week of learning and is complemented by social and cultural events each evening.” or so says the web site, it’s an excuse for academics to talk about the master of the long pause, but there’s also a series of Public Events, details of which can be found here. Don’t forget Pan Pan’s Embers continues until August 17th.

Possibly the most interesting event is Barry McGovern talking about Godot, on Thursday the 15th of August, but there are a variety of other events, as detailed below.

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett – Worstward Ho

Public events:

Tuesday 13 Aug: 11.30am -1.00pm: Roundtable discussion ‘Beckett’s Impact and Relevance Today’ chaired by Dirk Van Hulle; with Fintan O’Toole, Mary Bryden, Daniela Caselli, Jim Mays and Mark Nixon.

Venue: Long Room Hub, Trinity College. Admission €10

Wednesday 14 Aug: 6.00pm: John Montague ‘Beckett, Poet and Neighbour: Readings and Recollections’, introduced by Gerald Dawe.

Venue: Graduates Memorial Building (GMB), Trinity College. Admission €10

Thursday 15 Aug: 6.00pm: Fionnuala Croke ‘Beckett; A Passion for Paintings’

Venue: National Gallery of Ireland. Admission €10

Thursday 15 Aug: 8.00pm: Barry McGovern ‘60DOT: Sixty years of Godot’

Venue: Graduates Memorial Building (GMB), Trinity College. Admission €10

Avail of a discount when you book for all of the above events: all 4 events for €30

Book your tickets for the above events by emailing to reserve your place. Payment for tickets is on the door of each event, cash only.

Categories: Theatre

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