Someone Called Derrida
An Oxford Mystery
A play of voices by Fred Dalmasso and John Schad (Based on the book by John Schad)
A performed reading.
Someone called Jacques Derrida, someone called him on the phone, someone who was dead. A mystery, he thought; a mystery that begins in 1968 when Derrida, a philosopher, visits Oxford and there he dies, several times. Murder, he thought. And so we shall investigate.
Someone Called Derrida is a real-life murder mystery that is concerned not only with Derrida and his complex relationship to the University of Oxford, but also the final years in the life of the author’s own father (1990-1996), years overwhelmed by dementia, nightmare and memories of, inter alia, the public school at which he had boarded during the Second World War.
Venue: BT Studio | Category: Drama