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Beckett Confined: Ghost Trio

Samuel Beckett's play Ghost Trio performed by Anna Nygh and Frank McCusker with music by the Fidelio Trio.

About this event

The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies and the University of Notre Dame in association with Unreal Cities is pleased to present Beckett: Confined, a three-day festival of Samuel Beckett’s plays, associated musical performances and lectures.

Ghost Trio is a television play written by Beckett in 1975, its three 'acts' reflect Beethoven's Fifth Piano Trio, known as The Ghost because of the slightly spooky mood of the second movement, Largo. The passages selected by Beckett are from the "ghostly" second theme. In addition the Fidelio Trio will be performing pieces by Schubert, another of Beckett's favourite composers.

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) was one of the 20th century’s most celebrated playwrights and authors, winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. His works examine what it means to be human, in all its absurd, existentialist and sometimes bleak comedy.

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The Institute of Irish Studies would like to thank Culture Ireland for their support of Beckett Confined.

(Image above: Mike MacSweeny Provision Photography)