Samuel Beckett Award
The Samuel Beckett Award is a British award set up in 1983 and awarded to writers and directors, who in the opinion of a committee of critics, producers and publishers, showed excellence in writing or directing for the performing arts. The award was established in honour of Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet Samuel Beckett and in recognition of his distinctive contribution to world theatre and literature.
Award winning writers/directors included:
- Farrukh Dhondy
- Nick Perry
- Karim Alrawi
- Anne Devlin
- Shirley Gee
- Jim Cartwright
- Ronald Frame
- Sophie Hunter
In 2003, The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust was formed to support the showcasing of new innovative theatre and is for a company or individual to create a production to be performed at Barbican's Pit Theatre in the City of London.
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- Debrett’s, Ronald Frame, http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/f/14217/Ronald%20William%20Sutherland+FRAME.aspx/
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