15 to 20 July 2012
Trinity College Dublin was honoured to present the second annual Samuel Beckett Summer School, a weeklong celebration and exploration of the works of one of its most famous graduates. Each year we will invite the world’s foremost Beckett scholars to present new lectures and seminars on all aspects of Beckett’s works.
Programme of Events
A public programme of special events designed for Irish audiences was a new initiative of the summer school in 2012. These events included a public interview with Anthony Cronin, Beckett’s Irish biographer and noted poet; a screening of the documentary ‘Silence to Silence’ introduced by Declan Kiberd, who wrote the film’s script; and a reading from Beckett’s prose and poetry by his renowned interpreter Barry McGovern. Two other theatrical events in the programme also had an Irish connection: Rosemary Pountney, an actress who performed in the Dublin premiere of Beckett’s ‘Footfalls’ and ‘Not I’ in 1978, gave a specially staged performance of ‘Footfalls’ and of ‘Rockaby’ (English and French versions), and spoke about her work with Beckett in a post- show conversation. Pan Pan’s dynamic, award-winning 2011 production of ‘All that Fall’ (Best Lighting and Best Sound Design in the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2011) was heard, seen and experienced in a special behind-the-scenes multimedia event with Director Gavin Quinn, Designer Aedín Cosgrove, and Sound Designer Jimmy Eadie.