Playing with Words: Music in Beckett and Joyce

Tuesday 3 June 2014, 6.00PM to 7.30pm

The great Irish writers Samuel Beckett and James Joyce were both music lovers, and this appreciation seeps into the pores of their work.  Both make reference to music or musicians in their novels, short stories, plays and poetry, but the relationship runs deeper than this, most evident in their attention to the sounding qualities of words: the ebb and flow of language, written and spoken.  In this workshop, Roger Marsh and Catherine Laws, from the Department of Music at the University of York, will explore this relationship, drawing on examples from Beckett, Joyce and composers who have responded to their texts. 

This is a Writers at York event.

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Location: National Centre for Early Music (NCEM), York

Admission: This event is free. Seating is unreserved - arrive early

Email: claire.chambers@york.ac.uk

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