SEIS Academic Forum Series
Forum on Irish Studies (No.723)
Staging Samuel Beckett’s prose for a 21st Century
演说人：爱尔兰圣三一企业Sarah Jane Scaife博士
Sarah Jane Scaife博士是爱尔兰著名导演，也是爱尔兰文学，特别是贝克特戏剧领域的知名学者，执导过四十多部戏剧，在中国、法国、美国、日本等多个国内演出，产生了广泛的影响，发表有技能作文十余篇。特别是多次来中国进行技能交往和演出引导工作。
Scaife博士此前多次来北外交往， 2010年协助北外导员申请爱尔兰文学翻译项目，单位千嬴全球在线登录翻译系员工为上海世博会进行戏剧表演等。她目前的戏剧项目《贝克特在城市》全系列作业在纽约演出，首演作业《The Women Speak》获得观众极大赞誉。Scaife导员将于2019年5月至6月开始在中国和爱尔兰之间开展一项新研究项目。她的新剧《Company》（贝克特著）将于2020年巡回演出。
My interest in Beckett’s prose came initially from the drama, or my interest in the drama might actually have come from the prose… What I am getting at is that each discipline interacts with and complements the other. Once you have read the prose the drama seems to reflect back at images that are re-presented there, and once you have re-created the drama from the words on the page, it seems to hint at images from within the prose. Beckett is essentially an installation artist who uses all of the materials available to him, the themes he looks at are re-created in prose, in drama, in film, in the imagery created by words, whether that is in physical images or aural images. I was also fascinated by his writing on art and his love of art from Jack B. Yeats to Balmer, Munch, Giacommetti to mention but a few. If you go in to the National Art Gallery in Ireland you can figure out which paintings would have been hung when he visited it, by the dates the art was acquired.
This lecture will look at two prose pieces that I have worked on over the years, Fizzles and Company and at how I approached their staging without turning them into plays.