This book, first published in 1985, assembles essential facts on Samuel Beckett and makes vital but elusive information available. It contains a comprehensive checklist of all the writer’s plays, with a detailed performance history, excerpted reviews, and most importantly, a selection of Beckett’s own comments on their work drawn from essays, interviews, letters and diaries. Other features include a chronology of life and work, a checklist of non-dramatic writings and an annotated bibliography.
Table of Contents
1. A Brief Chronology 2. The Plays 2.1. Waiting for Godot 2.2. All That Fall 2.3. Endgame 2.4. Act Without Words I 2.5. Krapp’s Last Tape 2.6. Rough for Theatre I and II 2.7. Embers 2.8. Act Without Words II 2.9. Rough for Radio I and II 2.10. Happy Days 2.11. Words and Music 2.12. Play 2.13. Cascando 2.14. Film 2.15. Come and Go 2.16. Eh Joe 2.17. Not I 2.18. That Time 2.19. Footfalls 2.20. Ghost Trio 2.21. ‘…but the clouds…’ 2.22. A Piece of Monologue 2.23. Rockaby 2.24. Ohio Impromptu 2.25. Quad 2.26. Catastrophe 2.27. Nacht and Träume 2.28. What Where 3. Non-Dramatic Writing 3.1. Prose in Performance 3.2. Fiction 3.3. Other Works 4. The Writer on His Work 5.1. A Select Bibliography 5.2. Full-Length Studies 5.3. Articles and Chapters in Books