skip to content
Waiting for Beckett : a portrait of Samuel Beckett Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Waiting for Beckett : a portrait of Samuel Beckett

Author: John ReillyMelissa Shaw-SmithBarbara SirotaRobert SeidmanMurray RobertsAll authors
Publisher: New York, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Documentary on the life and career of playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett. Includes brief excerpts from a number of his plays, such as Waiting for Godot, and readings from his prose. Also includes excerpts from interviews with Beckett's friends and colleagues, and several Beckett scholars.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Documentaries and factual works
Television
Interviews
Named Person: Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Mary Manning; Brendan Kennelly; Hugh Kenner; John Calder; S E Gontarski; Martin Esslin; Raymond Federman; Barney Rosset; Edward Albee; Israel Horovitz; Mel Gussow; Bill Irwin; Steve Martin; Linda Ben-Zvi; Alan Schneider; Samuel Beckett
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Reilly; Melissa Shaw-Smith; Barbara Sirota; Robert Seidman; Murray Roberts; Chris O'Neill; Mary Manning; Brendan Kennelly; Hugh Kenner; John Calder; S E Gontarski; Martin Esslin; Raymond Federman; Barney Rosset; Edward Albee; Israel Horovitz; Mel Gussow; Bill Irwin; Steve Martin; Linda Ben-Zvi; Alan Schneider; Global Village (Firm)
OCLC Number: 701718799
Notes: Actors seen in archival footage include Zero Mostel, Burgess Meredith, Buster Keaton, Patrick Magee, Jack McGowran, Billie Whitelaw, Steve Martin, and Robin Williams.
Credits: Producer, Melissa Shaw-Smith ; coordinating producer, Barbara Sirota ; scriptwriter, Robert Seidman ; additional writing, Melissa Shaw-Smith, John Reilly ; narration, Murray Roberts.
Cast: Narrators: Murray Roberts and Chris O'Neill.
Interviews: Mary Manning, Brendan Kennelly, Hugh Kenner, John Calder, S.E. Gontarski, Martin Esslin, Raymond Federman, Barney Rosset, Edward Albee, Israel Horovitz, Mel Gussow, Bill Irwin, Steve Martin, Linda Ben-Zvi.
Interviews (archival footage): Alan Schneider.
Event notes: Originally broadcast in 1993.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (85 min.) : sound, color SP ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Responsibility: produced and directed by John Reilly ; producer, Melissa Shaw-Smith ; coordinating producer, Barbara Sirota ; scriptwriter, Robert Seidman ; additional writing, John Reilly and Melissa Shaw-Smith ; produced for Global Village.

Abstract:

Documentary on the life and career of playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett. Includes brief excerpts from a number of his plays, such as Waiting for Godot, and readings from his prose. Also includes excerpts from interviews with Beckett's friends and colleagues, and several Beckett scholars.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/701718799> # Waiting for Beckett : a portrait of Samuel Beckett
    a schema:Movie, schema:CreativeWork, bgn:VHS ;
   library:oclcnum "701718799" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/gontarski_s_e> ; # S. E. Gontarski
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/albee_edward_1928_2016> ; # Edward Albee
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/kenner_hugh> ; # Hugh Kenner
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/79875935> ; # Martin Esslin
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85134522> ; # Theater
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/calder_john_1927> ; # John Calder
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/irwin_bill_1950> ; # Bill Irwin
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh96007490> ; # Dramatists, Irish
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/gussow_mel> ; # Mel Gussow
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/828.914/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/935174> ; # Friendship
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/88058116> ; # Mel Gussow
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/117464226> ; # Steve Martin
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1149217> ; # Theater
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204333> ; # New York (State)--New York
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/esslin_martin_1918_2002> ; # Martin Esslin
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/schneider_alan_1917_1984> ; # Alan Schneider
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/ben_zvi_linda> ; # Linda Ben-Zvi
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/horovitz_israel> ; # Israel Horovitz
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/27222940> ; # Alan Schneider
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/163452139> ; # John Calder
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/manning_mary> ; # Mary Manning
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010116282> ; # Theater--France--Paris
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1205283> ; # France--Paris
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/49220724> ; # Edward Albee
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/84497255> ; # Raymond Federman
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/24811739> ; # Bill Irwin
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/beckett_samuel_1906_1989> ; # Samuel Beckett
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/kennelly_brendan> ; # Brendan Kennelly
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/manning_mary_1905_1999> ; # Mary Manning
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85134558> ; # Theater--New York (State)--New York
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/897608> ; # Dramatists, Irish
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/martin_steve_1945> ; # Steve Martin
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/federman_raymond> ; # Raymond Federman
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1357231> ; # En attendant Godot (Beckett, Samuel)
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/7386737> ; # Samuel Beckett
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/rosset_barney> ; # Barney Rosset
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/kenner_hugh> ; # Hugh Kenner
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/kennelly_brendan> ; # Brendan Kennelly
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/27222940> ; # Alan Schneider
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/horovitz_israel> ; # Israel Horovitz
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/24811739> ; # Bill Irwin
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/seidman_robert> ; # Robert Seidman
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/163452139> ; # John Calder
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/79875935> ; # Martin Esslin
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/ben_zvi_linda> ; # Linda Ben-Zvi
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/49220724> ; # Edward Albee
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/84497255> ; # Raymond Federman
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/gontarski_s_e> ; # S. E. Gontarski
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/117464226> ; # Steve Martin
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/29336955> ; # Murray Roberts
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/149050155> ; # Global Village (Firm)
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/manning_mary> ; # Mary Manning
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/88058116> ; # Mel Gussow
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/rosset_barney> ; # Barney Rosset
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/169671378> ; # Chris O'Neill
   schema:copyrightYear "1993" ;
   schema:datePublished "1993" ;
   schema:description "Documentary on the life and career of playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett. Includes brief excerpts from a number of his plays, such as Waiting for Godot, and readings from his prose. Also includes excerpts from interviews with Beckett's friends and colleagues, and several Beckett scholars."@en ;
   schema:director <http://viaf.org/viaf/277390757> ; # John Reilly
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/435087710> ;
   schema:genre "Interviews"@en ;
   schema:genre "Documentaries and factual works"@en ;
   schema:genre "Television"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Waiting for Beckett : a portrait of Samuel Beckett"@en ;
   schema:producer <http://viaf.org/viaf/277390757> ; # John Reilly
   schema:producer <http://viaf.org/viaf/33621847> ; # Barbara Sirota
   schema:producer <http://viaf.org/viaf/422149294152580521103> ; # Melissa Shaw-Smith
   schema:productID "701718799" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/701718799#PublicationEvent/new_york_1993> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/701718799> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/albee_edward_1928_2016> # Edward Albee
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1928" ;
   schema:deathDate "2016" ;
   schema:familyName "Albee" ;
   schema:givenName "Edward" ;
   schema:name "Edward Albee" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/beckett_samuel_1906_1989> # Samuel Beckett
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1906" ;
   schema:deathDate "1989" ;
   schema:familyName "Beckett" ;
   schema:givenName "Samuel" ;
   schema:name "Samuel Beckett" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/ben_zvi_linda> # Linda Ben-Zvi
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Ben-Zvi" ;
   schema:givenName "Linda" ;
   schema:name "Linda Ben-Zvi" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/calder_john_1927> # John Calder
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1927" ;
   schema:familyName "Calder" ;
   schema:givenName "John" ;
   schema:name "John Calder" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/esslin_martin_1918_2002> # Martin Esslin
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1918" ;
   schema:deathDate "2002" ;
   schema:familyName "Esslin" ;
   schema:givenName "Martin" ;
   schema:name "Martin Esslin" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/federman_raymond> # Raymond Federman
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Federman" ;
   schema:givenName "Raymond" ;
   schema:name "Raymond Federman" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/gontarski_s_e> # S. E. Gontarski
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Gontarski" ;
   schema:givenName "S. E." ;
   schema:name "S. E. Gontarski" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/gussow_mel> # Mel Gussow
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Gussow" ;
   schema:givenName "Mel" ;
   schema:name "Mel Gussow" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/horovitz_israel> # Israel Horovitz
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Horovitz" ;
   schema:givenName "Israel" ;
   schema:name "Israel Horovitz" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/irwin_bill_1950> # Bill Irwin
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1950" ;
   schema:familyName "Irwin" ;
   schema:givenName "Bill" ;
   schema:name "Bill Irwin" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/kennelly_brendan> # Brendan Kennelly
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Kennelly" ;
   schema:givenName "Brendan" ;
   schema:name "Brendan Kennelly" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/kenner_hugh> # Hugh Kenner
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Kenner" ;
   schema:givenName "Hugh" ;
   schema:name "Hugh Kenner" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/manning_mary> # Mary Manning
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Manning" ;
   schema:givenName "Mary" ;
   schema:name "Mary Manning" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/manning_mary_1905_1999> # Mary Manning
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1905" ;
   schema:deathDate "1999" ;
   schema:familyName "Manning" ;
   schema:givenName "Mary" ;
   schema:name "Mary Manning" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/martin_steve_1945> # Steve Martin
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1945" ;
   schema:familyName "Martin" ;
   schema:givenName "Steve" ;
   schema:name "Steve Martin" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/rosset_barney> # Barney Rosset
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Rosset" ;
   schema:givenName "Barney" ;
   schema:name "Barney Rosset" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/schneider_alan_1917_1984> # Alan Schneider
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1917" ;
   schema:deathDate "1984" ;
   schema:familyName "Schneider" ;
   schema:givenName "Alan" ;
   schema:name "Alan Schneider" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/435087710#Person/seidman_robert> # Robert Seidman
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Seidman" ;
   schema:givenName "Robert" ;
   schema:name "Robert Seidman" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010116282> # Theater--France--Paris
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Theater--France--Paris"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85134558> # Theater--New York (State)--New York
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Theater--New York (State)--New York"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh96007490> # Dramatists, Irish
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Dramatists, Irish"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1149217> # Theater
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Theater"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204333> # New York (State)--New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York (State)--New York" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1205283> # France--Paris
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "France--Paris" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1357231> # En attendant Godot (Beckett, Samuel)
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   schema:name "En attendant Godot (Beckett, Samuel)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/897608> # Dramatists, Irish
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Dramatists, Irish"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/935174> # Friendship
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Friendship"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/117464226> # Steve Martin
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1945" ;
   schema:familyName "Martin" ;
   schema:givenName "Steve" ;
   schema:name "Steve Martin" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/149050155> # Global Village (Firm)
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Global Village (Firm)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/163452139> # John Calder
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1927" ;
   schema:familyName "Calder" ;
   schema:givenName "John" ;
   schema:name "John Calder" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/169671378> # Chris O'Neill
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1946" ;
   schema:deathDate "1997" ;
   schema:familyName "O'Neill" ;
   schema:givenName "Chris" ;
   schema:name "Chris O'Neill" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/24811739> # Bill Irwin
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1950" ;
   schema:familyName "Irwin" ;
   schema:givenName "Bill" ;
   schema:name "Bill Irwin" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/27222940> # Alan Schneider
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1917" ;
   schema:deathDate "1984" ;
   schema:familyName "Schneider" ;
   schema:givenName "Alan" ;
   schema:name "Alan Schneider" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/277390757> # John Reilly
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1939" ;
   schema:deathDate "2013" ;
   schema:familyName "Reilly" ;
   schema:givenName "John" ;
   schema:name "John Reilly" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/29336955> # Murray Roberts
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Roberts" ;
   schema:givenName "Murray" ;
   schema:name "Murray Roberts" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/33621847> # Barbara Sirota
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Sirota" ;
   schema:givenName "Barbara" ;
   schema:name "Barbara Sirota" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/422149294152580521103> # Melissa Shaw-Smith
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Shaw-Smith" ;
   schema:givenName "Melissa" ;
   schema:name "Melissa Shaw-Smith" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/49220724> # Edward Albee
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1928" ;
   schema:familyName "Albee" ;
   schema:givenName "Edward" ;
   schema:name "Edward Albee" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/7386737> # Samuel Beckett
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1906" ;
   schema:deathDate "1989" ;
   schema:familyName "Beckett" ;
   schema:givenName "Samuel" ;
   schema:name "Samuel Beckett" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/79875935> # Martin Esslin
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1918" ;
   schema:deathDate "2002" ;
   schema:familyName "Esslin" ;
   schema:givenName "Martin" ;
   schema:name "Martin Esslin" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/84497255> # Raymond Federman
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Federman" ;
   schema:givenName "Raymond" ;
   schema:name "Raymond Federman" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/88058116> # Mel Gussow
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Gussow" ;
   schema:givenName "Mel" ;
   schema:name "Mel Gussow" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.