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Perforum Presents Prof. David Pattie

Perforum presents Professor David Pattie: Samuel Beckett: Other Archives. Perforum events are free and open to the public.

Over the past two decades, Beckett scholars have examined the archives of his work, which are held in various centres – the University of Reading, Trinity College Dublin, and the Harry Ransom Centre in Austin. These archives have been very useful in illuminating aspects of Beckett's creative practice that would otherwise have remained obscure. However, there are other ways to use these archives: the Staging Beckett project (2012 – 2015), for example, used archival material to discover the relation between Beckett and post-WW2 theatre in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. In this lecture, Professor Pattie will talk about two uses of this material and will draw general conclusions about the use of archival material in the study of Beckett's work.  Professor David Pattie is Professor of Drama at the University of Chester. He is the author of The Complete Critical Guide to Samuel Beckett (Routledge 2001), Rock Music in Performance (Palgrave 2007) and Modern British Playwriting: The 1950s (Methuen 2012). He has co- edited (with Sean Albiez) two volumes on popular music (Kraftwerk: Music Non Stop (2010) and Brian Eno: Oblique Music (2016). He has published widely on contemporary British theatre, contemporary Scottish theatre, Samuel Beckett, popular music and popular culture. 

Category: Arts and Cultural Events: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 6pm
Location: Theatre Development Centre, Triskel Christchurch, Tobin St, Cork
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Fionn Woodhouse
021 4904272

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