Talks

Beckett at BAM: A Look into the BAM Hamm Archives

 
 
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
  • 6PM
 
LOCATION:
BAM Fisher
 
BAM Fisher Hillman Studio
RUN TIME: 1hr
ALL TICKETS:  $15; $7.50 for Friends of BAM
 
 
 
 
 
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In conjunction with Embers and Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby
With Jonathan Kalb and Sharon Lehner

Theater critic and professor Jonathan Kalb, author of Beckett in Performance, discusses the history of Beckett at BAM with BAM Hamm Archives director Sharon Lehner, from the Schiller Theater of Berlin’s production of Waiting for Godot, staged by Beckett himself in 1977, to this season’s productions of Embers and Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby.

 
 
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