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CALENDAR 2 - 20 MARCH 2011

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Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett in Conversation with Professor Chris Ackerley

An hour of enlightenment ensues as Professor Chris Ackerly, Samuel Beckett scholar from Otago University, and esteemed Beckett interpreters Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett tackle the masterful Irish playwright's oeuvre.

Professor Ackerley addresses Beckett's texts, examining his apparent preoccupation with the Bible, and with cemeteries in First Love, as well as the lasting impact of Beckett's father's death on his writing.  

The Lovetts, who have considerable experience bringing Beckett's prose works to the stage, focus on the humour, compassion and accessibility of Beckett's writing and shift the conversation from page to the stage.

Be sure to join in what will be, without doubt, an entertaining and intelligent conversation.

12.30pm - 1.30pm, Friday 18 March.
Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent in Festival Garden.

PHOTOGRAPH: Judy Hegarty Lovett