Lectures, panels, tributes and exhibitions hosted by the University of Reading • 2-5 November 2016
Samuel Beckett. Photograph: John Minihan
The University of Reading is hosting a series of exciting events next week that welcomes both academics and members of the general public. The ‘Beckett Week’ begins on Wednesday 2 November, when actress Lisa Dwan will deliver The Billie Whitelaw Lecture and help to open an exhibition celebrating Whitelaw’s work. Thursday and Friday brings a rich selection of panels exploring Samuel Beckett’s engagement with the political; keynote speakers include Matthew Feldman, Elizabeth Barry and Daniela Caselli. And the week will conclude on a poignant note on Saturday, when Beckett’s authorized biographer James Knowlson and others will pay tribute to the renowned Beckett scholar Mary Bryden. To attend any or all of these events, follow the links below for details.


June 2015 · Barbican, London

A month-long season comprising nine theatrical pieces that span almost thirty years of Beckett’s career. Uniting theatre companies from across the world, the Barbican invites you to pick and choose from a range of the artists’ work; from prose and radio plays to immersive experiences and site-specific adventures.

Students can access half-price tickets to selected performances of the season, please see the ‘Ticket Info’ tab of each show page for more information.  (more…)