Samuel Beckett in Central Europe - Stagings and reception beyond censorship

Project type: Charles University Student Mini-grant 2023 

Project leader at CU: Alice Clabaut (Faculty of Arts)  

Participating universities: Sorbonne University, University of Warsaw, Université de Bordeaux 

The project team will organize a conference where researchers working on Beckett or on theatre in Central Europe will meet in Prague on the 20th and 21st of April 2023. The aim is to examine the political and aesthetic, and sometimes legal and social, issues that certain dramatic texts may embody, taking Beckett's theatre as a case study. The team plans to arrange a round-table discussion on 20th April with Czech, German, and Polish staging directors to start with a creative approach and set the tone for the workshop.