Samuel Beckett

28th September 2015 19:00
Milton Court Theatre
Silk Street, London EC2Y 9BH

What would I do without this silence where the murmurs die

Poet in the City, presents a special celebration of Samuel Beckett’s poetry. Live staged readings from celebrated Beckett actress Lisa Dwan and alumni from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, are performed alongside discussion from a panel of leading Beckett experts, as we explore the fascinating poetry of this iconic writer and dramatist.

Lisa Dwan is an internationally acclaimed actress and performer of Beckett’s work. She was directed by Billie Whitelaw at the Southbank Centre in 2009, and her trilogy of Beckett's Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby has been touring the world to international acclaim.

James Knowlson was a friend of Samuel Beckett for the last 19 years of the writer's life and is the author of his sole authorized biography, 'Damned to Fame. The Life of Samuel Beckett' (Bloomsbury, 1996).

John Pilling is the editor of Samuel Beckett Collected Poems, and has written or edited numerous books and articles on Beckett for more than thirty years.

Edward Sayer and Rebecca Lee are rising stars from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

The poems performed at this event are listed below.

Performed by Lisa Dwan:



At last I find

Text 1

Quatre Poemes


Text for Nothing IV


Performed by Edward Sayer and Rebecca Lee:


The Vulture

Echo's Bones

Da Tagte Es


Watt will not

Age is when to a man

The Downs

One dead of night


Louis Armstrong

extract from Zone

Picasso Goes For A Walk

Time demands

What is the word




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