As you might already know, I am never wholly comfortable with the tourist board clichéd paddywhackery that often attends St. Patrick’s Day. So what better way to mark these rejoicings than a celebration of the least clichéd, least paddywhakerish Irish writer imaginable, Mr. Samuel Beckett? We will be airing some of his prose works this coming Saturday, works that beg to be read out loud and, once heard, dispel the “difficult” reputation that tweedy academics would wrap him up in. Details below. If you are in around, would love to see you there.
Beckett Out Loud with Kevin Holohan, Honor Molloy and Maeve Price
Saturday, March 14, 2015 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Central Library, Dweck Center
Samuel Beckett was not only a modernist, he was a Dubliner. This is demonstrated by his insistence on language and the extremity of human experience found in his work. Kevin Holohan, Honor Molloy, and Maeve Price—all born and raised in Dublin—bring their voices to selections from Watt,Murphy, Molloy, and some of the shorter works. Together, they reveal the music, humor and desolation inherent in Beckett’s work.