Saturday, August 3 2013, 9:30 am – 5 pm
Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium
On Saturday August 3 in Stanford’s intimate Pigott Theater, Continuing Studies and SST collaborate in an all-day symposium, “He’s Funny That Way: Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett.” We explore these amazing Irish playwrights, both of whom aim at the comic heart of things but pursue radically different approaches in getting there. Charles Junkerman, Dean of Continuing Studies and Associate Provost, will deliver the keynote address.
Other lecturers include Professors William Eddelman and Alice Rayner (Emeriti, Theater and Performance Studies), Petra Dierkes-Thrun (Lecturer, English Department), SST Artistic Director Rush Rehm, and guest artists Lynne Soffer, Marty Pistone, and Courtney Walsh. The incomparable Geoff Hoyle (whose previous work with SST includes Waiting for Godot, The Chairs, Lysistrata
, and Translations
) will perform parts of his marvelous one-man show Geezer
, not to be missed!
The symposium also includes staged scenes from the plays of Wilde and Beckett (performed by the SST company), morning coffee and muffins, a delicious catered lunch on the “left bank” of Memorial Auditorium, and afternoon tea and cookies (with, perhaps, the odd cucumber sandwich!). Tickets ($90 each) are available at continuingstudies.stanford.edu
. Advance registration is required.