In connection with the 10th Theatre Olympics and the forthcoming International Amateur Theatre Meeting, an exhibition of Samuel Beckett’s life’s work has opened at the Méliusz Újkerti library.
Ireland considers the 20th-century writer as one of its artists. Ireland’s Ambassador to Hungary, Ronan Gargan, said at the opening ceremony that Samuel Beckett made a significant contribution to world literature, which was recognised with the Nobel Prize in 1969.
István Puskás, Deputy Mayor of Debrecen, said that the exhibition is an excellent opportunity for visitors to learn about the writer’s work to whom universal culture owes the character of Godot and, of course, other works by Beckett.
“When the Irish Embassy and we were thinking about the date of this exhibition in Debrecen, we came up with this proposal to present it during the Theatre Olympics. After all, the Theatre Olympics is the big meeting of the world theatre scene in Hungary, and the meeting of amateur theatres in Debrecen will take place in June,” the deputy mayor stressed.
Source: debrecen4u.hu | Photo credit: Facebook (Puskás István)