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Samuel Beckett

~playauthor~Written by~ Samuel Beckett

Faber and Faber, 2009

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Play was written in English in late 1962–3. Its first performance was in German, as Spiel, translated by Erika and Elmar Tophoven, at the Ulmer Theater, Ulm-Donau, on 14 June 1963. Play was first performed in Britain by the National Theatre...

Laurence Olivier's Hamlet

Samuel Crowl

Samuel Crowl is Trustee Professor of English at Ohio University, USA. He is the author of several books on Shakespeare in performance including Shakespeare Observed, Shakespeare at the Cineplex, The Films of Kenneth Branagh and Shakespeare and Film. He has lectured at colleges and universities in the United States, England, Europe, and Africa and has been five times honored for distinguished teaching. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare's Hamlet : The Relationship between Text and Film

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2014

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... landscape in a manner rarely if ever employed in the theatre (outside of musical comedy). In films the score is often allowed to come in under the dialogue in ways that would confound great modern playwrights from Chekhov and Ibsen to Beckett...

Rough for Theatre I

Written by

Samuel Beckett

~playauthor~Written by~ Samuel Beckett

Faber and Faber, 2009

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (2), Female (0), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Rough for Theatre I was written in French in the late 1950s as Fragment de théâtre. First published in English in Ends and Odds (Grove, 1976; Faber, 1977...

A Piece of Monologue

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Samuel Beckett

~playauthor~Written by~ Samuel Beckett

Faber and Faber, 2009

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (1), Female (0), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...A Piece of Monologue was written in English for David Warrilow in 1979. It was first performed by him at La Mama Theater, New York, on 14 December 1979...

Rough for Theatre II

Written by

Samuel Beckett

~playauthor~Written by~ Samuel Beckett

Faber and Faber, 2009

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (3), Female (0), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Rough for Theatre II was written in French in the late 1950s as Fragment de théâtre II. First published in English in Ends and Odds (Grove, 1976; Faber, 1977...

Rockaby

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Samuel Beckett

~playauthor~Written by~ Samuel Beckett

Faber and Faber, 2009

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (0), Unassigned (1)

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...Rockaby was written in English between autumn 1979 and June 1980. It was first performed by Billie Whitelaw in Buffalo, New York, in 1981...

Act Without Words I

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Samuel Beckett

~playauthor~Written by~ Samuel Beckett

Faber and Faber, 2009

Faber Drama

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...A mime for one player, Act Without Words I was written in French in 1956, as Acte sans paroles I, with music by John Beckett, the author’s cousin....

Act Without Words II

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Samuel Beckett

~playauthor~Written by~ Samuel Beckett

Faber and Faber, 2009

Faber Drama

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...A mime for two players, Act Without Words II was written in French, as Acte sans paroles II, at about the same time as Act Without Words I (1956). It was probably first performed probably at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, on 25...

Catastrophe

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Samuel Beckett

~playauthor~Written by~ Samuel Beckett

Faber and Faber, 2009

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (4), Female (1), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Dedicated to Vaclav Havel, Catastrophe was written in French in 1982 and translated under the same title later that year. It was first performed at the Avignon Festival in 1982...

Human Wishes

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Samuel Beckett

~playauthor~Written by~ Samuel Beckett

Faber and Faber, 2009

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (3), Female (3), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Human Wishes is a fragment of an unfinished play about Samuel Johnson and his circle, taking its title from Johnson's long poem The Vanity of Human Wishes. Only the fragment of an opening scene was composed, in which Johnson neither...