Samuel Beckett in the UAE – Conference
Date: Thursday 26 October 2023
Time: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue: Robert de Sorbon Amphitheatre, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Campus
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is happy to invite you for the 70th anniversary of Waiting for Godot’s world première, a play by the Irish Nobel-Prize winner Samuel Beckett. This is a bilingual conference in English & French.
Waiting for Godot has given birth to millions of conjectures and research works throughout the world. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of its world première in the UAE gives the opportunity to our speakers – academics, writers or directors:
- to remind us the universal scope of this masterpiece that was written in French then in English by Beckett, who was genuinely concerned with the musicality of both languages;
- but also to put this play through the riddle of the local culture and the Arabic language: What is Beckett’s theatre legacy in the Middle East countries ? How is it to translate Waiting for Godot into Arabic?
About the speakers
Sponsors and Partners
This event is sponsored by the Irish Embassy and is organized in partnership with the French Embassy, the Lebanese Embassy, Lycée français Louis Massignon, Lycée français International Théodore Monod and Brighton College Abu Dhabi.
Kindly note that this event will be photographed and videographed
Please fill-in the registration form below to confirm your participation on campus
Bookings are closed for this event.