September 14, 2016

The Fund for Irish Studies On “Performing Beckett”


Acclaimed Irish actress Lisa Dwan will give a talk entitled “Performing Beckett” on Friday, September 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Part of the 2016-17 Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University, the event is free and open to the public.

In “Performing Beckett,” Dwan will discuss her recent performances of Samuel Beckett’s plays, which have met critical acclaim and have sold out at venues from London’s Royal Court Theatre to New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Lisa Dwan has worked extensively in theatre, film, and television both internationally and in her native Ireland. Her film credits include Oliver Twist, Tailor of Panama, and Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. In 2012, she adapted, produced, and performed the critically acclaimed one-woman play Beside the Sea at the Southbank Centre and on tour, and starred in Goran Bregović’s Margot, Diary of an Unhappy Queen at the Barbican.

The Fund for Irish Studies, chaired by Princeton Professor Clair Wills, provides all Princeton students, and the community at large, with a wider and deeper sense of the languages, literatures, drama, visual arts, history, politics, and economics not only of Ireland but of “Ireland in the world.”

Information about the Fund for Irish Studies can be found at