University of Reading’s 2019 Beckett week, 6-9 November

We are delighted to welcome you to the University of Reading’s 2019 Beckett week, 6-9 November in the Minghella Studios, Whiteknights campus, Shinfield Road RG6 6BT.

Events include:

A conference on Beckett and Italy on 7th-8th November, 9.30am onwards. Minghella Cinema. You can book and find the fees and schedule here:

This link also allows you to book for the free performances on the evenings of Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th as below:

Wednesday 6th November 7.30pm. BULMERSHE Theatre Minghella Studios: Staged reading of Creative Fellow Robert McCrum’s play about Samuel Beckett and PG Wodehouse in Paris at the end of WW II directed by Michael Hoffman with David Horowitch and David Threlfall. Followed by Q &A

Thursday 7th November 7.30pm. BULMERSHE Theatre Minghella Studios:. Premiere of Creative Fellow Tim Parkinson’s string quartet followed by Q&A

Friday 8th November 6pm. BOB KAYLEY Theatre Minghella Studios: Public performance of ‘This Here: An exploration of fragility and embodiment amongst stroke survivors’, inspired by Beckett’s work, created and performed by Rosetta Life, a company that works with stroke survivors. Followed by Q&A

On Saturday 9th November we will be holding the 2019 Beckett International Foundation seminar from 10.30 – 17.30. You can find the schedule, fees and book by following the link below.

Please register by 2pm on Friday 1 November:

About English Literature at Reading

The Department of English Literature at Reading has been an internationally recognised centre for research and teaching in English Studies for over a hundred years. Our teaching system, with its emphasis on seminars and tutorial work, encourages our students to discuss ideas with tutors and other students in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. All of our students have access to dedicated study advisors; our academic placement scheme and 'professional track' programme provide invaluable preparation for subsequent careers.
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