An interview with Dr Rosemary Pountney
Rosemary Pountney [RP] trained as an actor before taking an English degree at Oxford,
followed by a D.Phil in Beckett’s drama, later published as Theatre of Shadows*.
Now retired, she was Lecturer in English at University College Dublin and JesusCollege
, Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Winchester, and is now an Hon.
Fellow of St. Anne’s College, Oxford. She began performing Beckett’s one-woman
plays while working on her thesis and subsequently made numerous tours in Europe
and worldwide, performing the plays and lecturing on Beckett’s drama.
* (Reprinted 1998, ISBN-0-86140-407-6 (available from Colin Smythe Ltd, £ 12.95.)
This interview (18/08/09) was conducted by Matthew Feldman [MF], author of Beckett’s Books:
A Cultural History of Samuel Beckett’s “Interwar Notes”
and co-editor of a number of
recent volumes on Beckett.
An extended and corrected version of this interview appears in Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'Hui, Vol. 20 2010 (forthcoming).
Matthew Feldman interviews Rosemary Pountney 18/08/09 (mp3 - 14 MB)