Staging Beckett at the Margins
Kingsway Campus, University of Chester, 11-12 September 2014
Our second conference focused on perceived notions of Beckett at the margins, on productions staged outside London and other major theatrical centres. Papers responded to questions such as: What has the impact of Beckett’s drama been upon regional, small national, touring and marginal theatrical practices and cultures? What is at stake when staging Beckett in marginal cultures or lesser-known geographical areas? How does Beckett’s work move from a country’s capital city to its regions? Does Beckett’s work speak to national, or local, cultural contexts? How does it fit within established theatrical, cultural and economic infrastructures? We were delighted to welcome delegates from Cyprus, Qatar, Israel, and Poland, as well as the UK and Ireland, with Skype contributions from the USA and Romania.
Keynote Lecture: Professor Carl Lavery (University of Glasgow), ‘Gardening with Beckett: Cultivating the Marginal’, 11 September 2014.
Practitioner Talk: ‘A Practitioner’s Perspective on Performing Beckett’s Not I’, 12 September 2014. Tricia Kelly – Actress in Not I, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, 1993.