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January 29 - March 23, 2007
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Program: Xerxes Mehta, Angela Moorjani and Wendy Salkind
Three of UMBC’s resident Beckett scholars will be featured in readings, performances and discussions related to the works on display. Reception to follow.
The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery celebrates the centenary of Samuel Beckett, one of the leading writers and dramatists of the twentieth century, with the exhibition Celebrating Samuel Beckett at 100. The Irish-born author, whose stirring texts in French and English were recognized by the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969, is considered by some the best writer of English since Shakespeare and the greatest French playwright since Molière. Curated by Angela Moorjani in association with the Library Gallery, the show will present Beckett's words and images as filtered through the imaginative work of a number of visual and stage artists. On view will be select photographs, etchings, artists' books, and rare editions of Beckett's works.