Mapping Beckett

For Like Minds Who Like Words.

Sun 23 Oct to Sun 27 Nov

Mapping Beckett

A Cockpit Production



Monthly performed readings and discussion charting the iconic Irish writer’s reference points, work and life.

Listen to the plays, the poetry, the prose, the letters and some of the source material of Europe’s greatest 20th century literary mind, followed by an open discussion with admirers and enquirers alike, in the comfortable Cockpit bar or upstairs in Studio 1.

With Peter Marinker – Director, Bookshop Theatre

Last two shows of the season

23rd October, 7pm - Beckett and the French

A look at the many french influences on Beckett's post-war writings: from Racine to Proust.​

Returning to Paris in 1946, Beckett takes the radical decision to write in French, beginning with​ ​Mercier and Camier and on to En Attendant Godot​.

​'​Spiritually a year of profound gloom and indulgence until that memorable night in March at the end of the jetty, in the howling wind, never to be forgotten, when suddenly I saw the whole thing.​'​
 The recorded voice of the 39 year old writer​,​ ​Krapp​​,​​ ​​being listened to by his 63 year old self​​.​ ​from La Derniere Bande (Krapp'​s Last Tape)

27th November:-Beckett and the Greeks


Please note: Mapping Beckett will often be in Studio 1. Access is via a broad spiral staircase and is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for people who have difficulty with stairs.

If this is a problem please write to thebookshoptheatreatgmail [dot] com (subject: Mapping%20Beckett)