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An evening of short stories with Pin Drop featuring Lisa Dwan


Friday 1 December 2017
6.30 — 7.30pm

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Part of our

Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’

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Lisa Dwan

Join us for a special evening with critically acclaimed actress Lisa Dwan, who will be reading from ‘Foirades/Fizzles’ by Samuel Beckett, a unique collection of short prose published in collaboration with Jasper Johns in 1972.

To coincide with our landmark exhibition, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’, Lisa Dwan reads from Foirades/Fizzles, a stunning publication that juxtaposed Jasper Johns’ vibrant, energetic etchings with a series of Samuel Beckett’s short prose pieces, both in their original French and translated into English. They have been the subject of notable scholarly works and the collection is now considered to be one of the greatest artist’s books of the 20th century, having been exhibited internationally and lauded for its significant impact across the visual arts, literature, music and theatre.

Lisa Dwan is this generation’s leading Beckett actor. She is internationally acclaimed for her stunning performances of Beckett’s Not I and, most recently, the one-woman show No’s Knife, a selection by Dwan from the prose pieces Texts for Nothing, which wowed critics and audiences when it premiered at the Old Vic in October 2016.

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Friday 1 December 2017

6.30 — 7.30pm

The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly. Entrance via the Keeper's House.

£12, £6 concessions.