Beckett at Reading 2013
Organised by the departments of English Literature, Art, and Film, Theatre and Television.

Samuel Beckett 1973 © John Haynes  

Celebrating 25 years of the Beckett International Foundation

4-7 April 2013
The Minghella Building
University of Reading

In 1988, with the support of Samuel Beckett, James Knowlson established the Beckett International Foundation as a charitable trust. The Foundation’s objective is to promote the work of Samuel Beckett and to look after the Beckett Collection at the University of Reading, which originated in the Samuel Beckett Exhibition of 1971 and is now the most extensive collection of Beckett materials in the world. To celebrate 25 years of the Foundation, we hosted an academic conference with established and emerging scholars. There was also an exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the premiere of En attendant Godot and film screenings. The highlight of our evening programme was a reading of Beckett’s poetry and prose by Barry McGovern, world renowned for his interpretations of Samuel Beckett’s work. We welcomed old and new friends and colleagues to mark this anniversary.

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For queries, please contact Dr Mark Nixon