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3rd Symposium on How It Is by Samuel Beckett

Gare St Lazare Ireland and The Samuel Beckett Research Centre
Friday 5 March 2021, 10:00 – 19:00 GMT

A one day international symposium with guest speakers, panellists and a performance centred on Samuel Beckett’s novel How It Is.

Gare St Lazare Ireland, the Irish theatre company that specializes in staging the prose of Samuel Beckett, holds its 3rd symposium around discussion inspired by Beckett’s groundbreaking 1964 novel How It Is first published in French as Comment c’est 1961.

Supported by The Samuel Beckett Research Centre at University of Reading, the symposium will take place online. The speakers will include a cross section of academics and practitioners and it will also feature a short work-in-progress performance from Gare St Lazare Ireland’s ongoing staging of How It Is by Samuel Beckett.

Since 2015 Gare St Lazare have committed to staging the novel in three parts over 3 productions. Part 1 in January 2018 premiered at The Everyman Theatre, Cork and was subsequently performed at The Coronet Theatre, London. Part 2 premiered at The Everyman in September 2019. Its planned run at The Coronet in April 2020 was postponed. In January 2021 the company presented ‘How It Is by Samuel Beckett – A Digital Preview’ as an on line event in co-production with The Coronet and in association with The Everyman. They continue to work towards presenting all three parts in a single durational event.

Register for a free place here.

Following your registration you will receive a link to the Webinar which will be active from 10am (UCT/GMT) on Friday March 5th 2021.


The Samuel Beckett Research Centre