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The Centre Culturel Irlandais regulary invites Irish theatre companies as well as French theatre companies working on Irish subjects.

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Wednesday 09 March 2005
Texts for Nothing by Samuel Beckett 
Recited by Conor Lovett and directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett

20h00 €12 et €8



Beckett wrote these thirteen texts in French between Dec 1950 and Dec 1951. It is best to regard these texts as meditations or essays in the French sense of that term, attempts to come to some conclusion or determination. They are not in any real sense narratives but rather self-interrogations, though Beckett is very sparing in his use of the question mark. Some of the texts feature landscapes or settings that are recognisably Irish. Equally there are fragmentary recollections of places and people in London and Paris. Three of the texts will be presented here.

Reservation recommended


Thursday 10 March 2005
Worstward Ho by Samuel Beckett
Recited by Lee Delong and directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett

20h00 €12 et €8

This is Beckett's penultimate extended prose piece from which comes the often quoted "Ever tried. Ever Failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." Beckett tried to translate the piece into French but gave up saying it was "untranslatable" However his long-time friend Edith Fournier published a fine French translation, Cap au Pire, in 1991. The piece runs to ninety-six paragraphs of varying length, the last one containing a sentence of a mere three words. "On" is the first word in the piece and it is also the last.

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