Samuel Beckett: The Media Work
January 27 - February 18
A lecture by Beckett scholar Rosette Lamont on the political ideas in the work of Beckett.
A three-week presentation focusing on Samuel Beckett's work for media including film, television, and radio. Internationally known for his novels and stageplays, Beckett's work for radio and television remain an unknown part of his output, especially in the United States. Most of the program was American premieres of the work, which was originally produced in the Great Britain and West Germany, including many pieces personally directed or supervised by Samuel Beckett. After their original broadcast these productions have only on rare occasions been publicly presented. This presentation included daily screenings of the radioplays and teleplays, and broadcast of the radioplays on WNYC-FM.
The Beckett Forum Jan 27 - 28
A concentrated two-day presentation of all of Beckett's media work in T.V., film and radio. A roundtable discussion focusing on Beckett's media work concluded the Forum. Moderated by Thomas Bishop, Beckett's media archivist in the U.S. Panelists included: Everett Frost, Linda Ben-Zvi, Stan Gontarski, John Fuegi, Jonathan Kalb.
Not I and Catastrophe February 2 - 17
Productions of two of Samuel Beckett's stage plays, Not I with Sonja Lanzener and Catastrophe with Bud Thorpe and Caitlin Hart. Both directed by Bud Thorpe, an actor associated with the San Quentin Drama Workshop, which has performed extensively in Europe under Beckett's direction.
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