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Five Fascinating Facts about Samuel Beckett

The life of Samuel Beckett, told through five pieces of literary and biographical trivia

1. The ominous date of his birth amused him. Born on Good Friday, 13 April, 1906, Samuel Barclay Beckett enjoyed the irony of being born on a date ripe with religious connotations – not least because, as well as being Good Friday, it was a date ripe with different, superstitious associations: Friday the 13th. 626 more words

Literature

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For fun and all you recluses out there :)

Questing Beast II: Literary Answers....

Into April and still frosty here in the northeast. I think the weather gods are taking Mark Twain’s words too much to heart and passing the buck to their subordinates. 354 more words

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#3 – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on.”

Shakespeare’s Globe, situated in Southwark in London, was the dream of actor and director Sam Wanamaker.

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Questing Beast II: Playing in a Sea of Letters

As I watch it snow on the penultimate day of March (!), I leave the visual arts for the literary.

Most of us know books, even love books. 396 more words

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Women's Voices Theater Festival To Include 50+ Theaters

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 50 theaters in the Washington area are joining a two-month festival to present new plays by women playwrights.

Organizers announced plans Tuesday for the Women’s Voices Theater Festival to be held in September and October. 102 more words

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Theater Around The Bay: SUBMISSION CALL FOR PINT-SIZED V!

San Francisco Theater Pub is pleased to announce that our popular PINT-SIZED PLAYS event will be returning for a fifth year and that we are now accepting script submissions from Bay Area playwrights! 472 more words

Theater Around The Bay

WINK: Click, Scroll, Accept Request...

Joanna Lally talks to Phoebe Eclair-Powell about WINK, her first play, currently on at Theatre503.

Even as I write up notes from my conversation with Phoebe Eclair-Powell about her debut play… 1,501 more words

Female Playwrights