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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
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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.
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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.) : sd., col. 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.

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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.

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