Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures
Minghella Building, University of Reading, 10 – 11 April 2015
The project’s third and final conference,Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures, builton conversations beginning from the first two events which addressed national and international performance histories and productions at the cultural ‘margins’ respectively. This conference addressedhow we can locate productions of Beckett’s theatre or the staging of any Beckett text within the wider landscape of contemporary theatre and performance in different cultural contexts. Over 80 delegates attended from Belgium, Cyprus, France, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, Qatar, Spain, Turkey, the United States, as well as from the UK.
- Phillip Zarrilli, ‘Embodied consciousness in the actor’s practice: reflections from “inside” Beckett’s texts in performance’, 10 April 2015.
- Derval Tubridy, ‘Practice, Performance and the Figural Body’, 10 April 2015
- S. E. Gontarski, ‘Samuel Beckett in Performance: The Questions We Ask’, 11 April 2015.
Practitioner Talk: ‘Staging Beckett Now’, 11 April 2015. Ronald Pickup – Actor in Play (Royal Court Theatre, 1976), Ghost Trio and …but the clouds… (BBC, 1977) and Waiting for Godot, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, 2009.