A Cockpit Production
Listen to plays, poetry, prose, and letters.
Followed by an open discussion, in the comfortable Cockpit bar or upstairs in Studio 1.
With Peter Marinker – Director, Bookshop Theatre
Sunday 22nd January: Beckett Letters, Volume I - 7pm
The letters written by Samuel Beckett between 1929 and 1940 provide a vivid, personal view of Western Europe in the 1930s, and mark the emergence of Beckett's unique voice and sensibility.
The Cambridge University Press edition of The Letters offers for the first time a comprehensive range of letters of the greatest literary intelligence of the twentieth century.
They include letters to friends, painters and musicians, as well as to students, publishers, translators, and colleagues in the world of literature and theatre. For anyone interested in twentieth-century literature and theatre this edition is essential reading, offering not only a record of Beckett's achievements but a powerful literary experience in itself
SUNDAY 26th FEBRUARY: Beckett Letters Volume II
SUNDAY 26th MARCH: Russia (Pushkin, Dostoevsky)
SUNDAY 23rd APRIL: Germany. (Faust, Goethe, Mann)
SUNDAY 28th MAY: Sweden (Strindberg, Larsen)
SUNDAY 25th JUNE: Beckett Letters Volume III
Please note: Readings will often be in Studio 1. Access is via a broad spiral staircase and is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for people who have difficulty with stairs.
If this is a problem please write to thebookshoptheatregmail [dot] com (subject: Mapping%20Beckett)