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Perforum presents Dr. Danijela Kulezic-Wilson

23 Jan 2017

The Musicality of Beckett's Plays on the Page and in Performance

Wednesday 25th January: Dr. Danijela Kulezic-Wilson

In her presentation Dr. Kulezic-Wilson will explore how Beckett’s infatuation with music led him to reach beyond the denotative purpose of language and imagine his theatre plays as musical compositions. She will be discussing how Beckett’s lifelong striving to achieve the perceptual immediacy of music through words was the primary force behind his reinvention of language and the creation of several landmark works in modern theatre. 



Samuel Beckett: Musicality, Making, and Other Archives


Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm. Theatre Development Centre, Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork.

Perforum events are open to the public and admission is free.





Dr Danijela Kulezic-Wilson is a Lecturer in Music at University College Cork. Her research interests include comparative arts, approaches to film that emphasize inherent musical properties, the musicality of sound design and musical aspects of Samuel Beckett’s plays. She is the author of The Musicality of Narrative Film (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and co-editor of The Palgrave Handbook of Sound Design and Music in Screen Media: Integrated Soundtracks (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Her work has been published in journals such as Music and the Moving ImageThe New Soundtrack, Alphaville, Journal of Musicology and Music, Sound and the Moving Image. Danijela has also worked as music editor on documentaries, short films and television.


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Dr. Bernadette Cronin
College Lecturer
Drama & Theatre Studies
School of Music and Theatre
University College Cork
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