The Beckett Weekend will explore some of the best of Samuel Beckett’s poetry, prose and drama, as well as his dark humour, musicality and the stark beauty of his works with Cathal Quinn, Head of Voice at The Lir Academy.
Day One: These sessions will explore what Beckett’s writing and characters have in common, read and analyse some poetry, prose pieces, radio, television and theatre extracts.
Day Two: Please come to this session wearing black clothing. Throughout the day you will investigate how Beckett’s works are staged or could be staged and to how to bring them to life – as Beckett saw them, and how you could envisage future productions.
Cathal Quinn is Head of Voice at The Lir Academy, Trinity College Dublin. As part of the teaching programme, he leads a module which explores Beckett for full-time students. Cathal is also Artistic Director of Mouth on Fire Theatre Company who specialises in taking the works of Samuel Beckett to theatres all over Ireland and beyond, as well as to prisons, hospitals, and to people experiencing homelessness.
He has acted in several of Beckett’s plays as well as directing over twenty of Beckett’s works, plays, short stories and poetry. Mouth on Fire has toured to the UK, Spain, India, won awards in Russia and toured fifteen of Beckett’s plays in Japan on five separate visits.