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We all know what a blog is — right? But what is a DRAMATICULE? I first learned the word from Samuel Beckett. He uses it to describe his short, his EXTREMELY short play “Come and Go.” Beckett’s plays became shorter and shorter as he got older. My friend Rick Cluchey, who worked with Beckett, says that Beckett didn’t want to “waste people’s time” and that’s why his texts became shorter and shorter. Another Definition: “The word dramaticule is a noun that can be defined as a little or insignificant state or situation of events involving interesting conflict of forces. It is rarely used and thus not recorded in most dictionaries.” My definition: a dramaticule is short form that can be a dialogue or a statement or a pithy utterance or an acute observation or a cri du coeur. This space is devoted to some of my dramaticules—mini-essays, tiny dialogues, meditations.

International Presentation on Staging Beckett

Staging Beckett: The Impact of Productions of Samuel Beckett’s Drama on Theatre Practice and Cultures in the United Kingdom and Ireland

This research project is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and runs from 2012-2015. The University of Reading, alongside project partners, the University of Chester and the Victoria and Albert Museum, will be creating a database and research materials relating to all professional productions of Beckett’s theatre throughout the UK and Ireland.

THURSDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 2014

16.00 – 17.00 Panel 2: The Major-Marginal  (Chair: Trish McTighe)

Brighde Mullins (via Skype) – Samuel Beckett in Hollywood (via Skype)

Matthew McFrederick (University of Reading) – Staging Beckett in Hammersmith

For more information on the conference, click here.