Theatre company's Beckett...in Irish

A FLEDGLING theatre company has landed a world first by gaining the rights to translate the work of Samuel Beckett into Irish and to perform one of his plays in Gaeilge for the first time.

Mouth on Fire Theatre Company – which was founded in 2010 – will stage the world premiere of Rocabaí, the Irish-language translation of Beckett’s short play Rockaby, at Southampton University on September 8.

The play has been translated by acclaimed author, poet and translator Gabriel Rosenstock.

It will be performed as part of an ensemble production entitled Night is Drawing Nigh, which will feature three of Beckett’s short plays: A Piece of Monologue, Krapps Last Tape, and Rockaby.

Audiences at Night is Drawing Nigh will see Rockaby first in its original English-language version and then as Rocabaí in the Irish language.

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4:54pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Dr J Campbell says...

Event details:
Event name:Samuel Beckett: Night is Drawing Nigh
Venue name:Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton
Venue address:Highfield Road, Southampton, Hampshire
Venue postcode:SO17 1BF
Contact email:j.campbell@sot
on.ac.uk
Contact telephone:023 80 671 816
Category primary:Theatre
Event Date:Saturday 08 September 2012
Short Description:
A Dublin-based theatre company, Mouth on Fire, is coming to Southampton to perform 3 plays by Samuel Beckett: Krapp’s Last Tape, A Piece of Monologue and Rockaby. Rockaby will be performed in English, followed by the World Premiere of the play in Irish. There will be a Q&A session after the performance. If you are interested in coming do get in touch: email j.campbell@soton.ac.
uk or book online: https://store.southa
mpton.ac.uk/V4Admin/
login.asp
Event details: Event name:Samuel Beckett: Night is Drawing Nigh Venue name:Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton Venue address:Highfield Road, Southampton, Hampshire Venue postcode:SO17 1BF Contact email:j.campbell@sot on.ac.uk Contact telephone:023 80 671 816 Category primary:Theatre Event Date:Saturday 08 September 2012 Short Description: A Dublin-based theatre company, Mouth on Fire, is coming to Southampton to perform 3 plays by Samuel Beckett: Krapp’s Last Tape, A Piece of Monologue and Rockaby. Rockaby will be performed in English, followed by the World Premiere of the play in Irish. There will be a Q&A session after the performance. If you are interested in coming do get in touch: email j.campbell@soton.ac. uk or book online: https://store.southa mpton.ac.uk/V4Admin/ login.asp Dr J Campbell
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