Lisa Dwan at the Royal Academy of Arts

01 December 2017

Pin Drop was delighted to host a special evening with critically-acclaimed actress, Lisa Dwan. As part of Pin Drop’s highly-respected programme at the Royal Academy of Arts, and against the backdrop of the landmark exhibition, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’. Dwan read from Samuel Beckett’s groundbreaking works, Foirades/Fizzles, and received a standing ovation for her outstanding performance.

The collection was published in collaboration with Jasper Johns in 1972 in a publication that juxtaposed the artist’s vibrant, energetic etchings with a series of Beckett’s short prose pieces, originally written in 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 twentieth century, having been exhibited internationally and lauded for it’s significant impact across the visual arts, literature, music and theatre.

Lisa Dwan is this generations 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, adapted 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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