Lisa Dwan and No's Knife

Book Shambles Extra

 

This week sees the World Premiere of No’s Knife at The Old Vic in London. A selection of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Texts for Nothing’, it’s conceived and performed by one of our former Shambles guests, Lisa Dwan. So two days before the first preview Robin sat down backstage with Lisa for a fascinating chat about all things Beckett. From being true to the text to the musical rhythm of his language. From performing Beckett’s works as a woman to dealing with bad reviews. No’s Knife opens on September 29th and runs for a limited season of two weeks. 

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Reading List

Lisa recommends:

Molloy by Samuel Beckett

Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett

The Unnameable by Samuel Beckett

Echoes Bones by Samuel Beckett

Stories and Texts for Nothing by Samuel Beckett

Robin recommends:

End Game by Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

The work of Howard Zinn

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