Enthusiasts of the work of Samuel Beckett will note the recent debut of the new Beckett Circle Web site. Described as the “official Web site of the Samuel Beckett Society,” the online journal features a variety of articles relating to Beckett’s work, including reviews of new productions, books about the writer, and much else besides. Writes editor Peter Fifield in his opening editorial:
Holding the newsletter’s features and reviews online means that we can become more clearly international than ever before. I hope the newsletter’s content and readership will continue to reflect this, and encourage readers to contact the editor to suggest articles, interviews, reviews and images that would be of interest to followers of Beckett’s work. Moving from paper editions allows the issues of the newsletter to grow or shrink to accommodate the content submitted, and stands to make the Circle a more comprehensive and more varied resource. In order to maintain the flavour of the publication rather than transform it into a blog with a drip-feed of features, we will retain the publication dates of previous issues, with Autumn and Spring issues each year. Should readers wish to preserve the habit of reading from paper this will also make it easier to print out an image of the web pages.
The attractive design of the site is attributable to our good friend Rhys Tranter of the A Piece of Monologue blog. A job well done; bookmark the site now, and don’t forget to join the society itself.