Beckettsday

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Fáilte Ireland is proud to announce the launch of our annual Beckettsday; a celebration of all that is great about the Irish nation and its most acclaimed playwright. Events include blindness, leaving the country at the earliest possible opportunity, cricket, failure, more blindness, spiralling slowly into the abyss, canal-bothering and spool. Dress will be informal with guests encouraged to bring their own dustbins, bowler hats and belts/noose. Refreshments include sucking-pebbles, ashes, uneaten sheep placentas and spool. Entertainment for the children ranges from being buried up to their necks in soil to contemplating the fact that humanity is as free as a slave crawling west across the deck of a ship sailing east. Events begin at twilight, beside the tree.

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3 Responses to Beckettsday

  1. Dina Ross says:

    We have Bloomsday so why not Beckettsday? However, there should be clowns too – if the “organisers” forget Beckett’s great humour, they would have lost much Beckettian flavour….Happy Days indeed!

  2. erickuns says:

    Damn, I had a cup of tea ready to sit down and sink my teeth into one of your wonderfully long posts. Instead I found myself busting up. This sentence is so funny – “Events include blindness, leaving the country at the earliest possible opportunity, cricket, failure, more blindness, spiralling slowly into the abyss, canal-bothering and spool” – that I laugh each time I reread it. I don’t even know what canal-bothering and spool are, but they just sound so funny. I almost image people “drinking the green mantle of the standing pool” (Lear quote).

  3. skin2green says:

    I am still chortling and wondering how to have a comrade hear it…he is soooo like the voice and word of it. So like my father’s quip. Glad to have found my way round the ‘blog’ to pipe in. Gaaaafaw!

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