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Samuel Beckett's Happy days

Author: Andrei SerbanJoseph PappDavid HeeleyIrene WorthJiří VoskovecAll authors
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur ; [New York] : Broadway Theatre Archive, [2002?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Happy days tells the story of Winnie, an eternal optimist facing the harsh realities of the world with a smile and impenetrable cheerfulness. Samuel Beckett captures her, in his words, "laughing wild amid severest woe." With aching and audacious humor, Beckett probes humankind's search for meaning and questions the relationships that bind one person to another.
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Genre/Form: Television plays
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Andrei Serban; Joseph Papp; David Heeley; Irene Worth; Jiří Voskovec; Samuel Beckett; Kultur Video.; Broadway Theatre Archive.; New York Shakespeare Festival Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0769796303 9780769796307
OCLC Number: 51927547
Notes: Originally broadcast on public television as a segment of Great performances in 1980.
Credits: Cameras, Walter Edel, Frank Polizzotto ; videotape editor, John J. Godfrey.
Cast: Irene Worth, George Voskovec.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital.
Other Titles: Happy days
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Responsibility: [written by] Samuel Beckett ; a New York Shakespeare Festival production ; [a presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York] ; directed for the theater by Andrei Serban ; produced and directed by David Heeley ; produced by Joseph Papp.

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Happy days tells the story of Winnie, an eternal optimist facing the harsh realities of the world with a smile and impenetrable cheerfulness. Samuel Beckett captures her, in his words, "laughing wild amid severest woe." With aching and audacious humor, Beckett probes humankind's search for meaning and questions the relationships that bind one person to another.

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