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UC Davis Event Championing Beckett: Ruby Cohn and Her Legacy With Samuel Beckett

UC Davis ITDP presents Championing Beckett: Ruby Cohn and Her Legacy with Samuel Beckett, a panel discussion examining the writing of the late Ruby Cohn, UC Davis professor emerita and renowned theater scholar and Samuel Beckett specialist. The event on Thursday, Dec. 6 includes a Beckett poetry and prose reading by UC Davis Granada Artist-in-Residence Barry McGovern, Irish actor and leading exponent of Beckett’s work. The free-of-charge event is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. through 3:15 p.m.with audience welcome to arrive at UC Davis Main Theatre, Wright Hall, at any point during this time span.

The discussion includes Ruby Cohn’s personal reminiscences and observations of working directly with and for Samuel Beckett. Participants in addition to Barry McGovern are Alan Mandell, actor, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles and Peter Lichtenfels, director and UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance professor. The moderator is David Lloyd, UC Davis English Department professor, and the producer is John Iacovelli, designer and UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance professor.

About ITDP

The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance’s ITDP offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff from across the campus community to further research through practical exploration and application. The goal is to expand understanding of creative power, of different kinds of knowledge, especially the embodied, and of communication that offers insight into different cultures and peoples. ITDP encourages cutting edge research and production across fields of practice and in dialogue with the diverse community of Davis and beyond.

What: Championing Beckett: Ruby Cohn and Her Legacy with Samuel Beckett

When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 11:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UC Davis

Admission: Open to the public/ free of charge

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