As part of our Talking Beckett series, we are delighted to release recordings from the Beckett Forum. The Beckett Forum is a postgraduate run group that meets frequently throughout each term to read and discuss the works of Samuel Beckett, as well as hosting talks from the Samuel Beckett Research Centre’s Creative Fellows, emeritus professors, academics, and practitioners
Robert McCrum led a session at the Beckett Forum in 2019. McCrum, Creative Fellow from 2019-2020, discussed his creative response to the archives and his new drama Full Moon based on a fictional encounter between P.G. Wodehouse and Beckett in France during World War II. McCrum’s discussion covered a range of topics relating to Beckett’s life and legacy, the importance of radio, and the development of his new play. These recordings can also be listened to on our website here.