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Samuel Beckett Audio-visual Archives

Overview
Works: 16 works in 25 publications in 4 languages and 27 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Drama  Educational films  Internet videos  Biography  Television mini-series  Romantic comedy television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Documentary television programs 
Classifications: PR6003.E282, 842.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Samuel Beckett Audio-visual Archives
Tous ceux qui tombent by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

2 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Mitrani's film adaptation of Beckett's radio play All that fall. The play concerns the ordinary and extraordinary events in a day in the life of Maddy Rooney and her blind husband Dan. This film was shown on French television on January 25th, 1963
Eh Joe. : Footfalls. Rockaby. by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of Beckett's one-act, one-set, two-character play Eh, Joe!, as broadcast by BBC-TV on July 4, 1966
Dis Joe by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

2 editions published in 1968 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recorded performance, as presented on French television, of a French translation of Beckett's one-act, one-set, two-character play Eh Joe, which was originally expressly written for television. In the play the camera is singular, and has nine demarcated positions, moving four inches closer to the lone figure, Joe, at intervals between speeches, until it stands peering into his eyes
"He Joe" by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

2 editions published in 1966 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of a German translation of Beckett's one-act, one-set, two-character play Eh Joe, as broadcast on television in Germany by Süddeutscher Rundfunk on March 30, 1966
Schatten = Shadows( Visual )

2 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of three short plays by Beckett, written in 1973 and 1977, two translated into German and one in the original English, as presented on German television in 1977
Nacht und Träume by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work written specifically for German television and first broadcast on 19 May 1983. Depicts a dreamer who dreams of himself dreaming, comforted in his dream by hands that do not exist or do not comfort him in his waking hours. The last seven bars of Schubert's song "Nacht und Träume" are heard and give the title to the piece. The cycle of dream and waking is repeated as in the lyrics to the song
Oh les beaux jours by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

2 editions published in 1971 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recording of Beckett's play as performed on French television. In an arid landscape, a woman named Winnie reminisces about her past while encased in sand up to her waist in Act I and up to her neck in Act II. The only witness to her plight and the person to whom she vainly addresses part of her monologue, is her husband Willie, who sits stolidly in a hole nearby, reading a newspaper
Warten auf Godot by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

2 editions published in 1976 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A filmed live performance of a German translation of Beckett's two-act tragicomedy Waiting for Godot. The performance took place in the Schiller Theater in Berlin in 1975
... nur noch Gewölk ... by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

2 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of a German translation of Beckett's one-act, one-set play But the clouds, as broadcast on television in Germany by Süddeutscher Rundfunk on November 1, 1977
Ostatnia taśma : Cztery miniatury : Ej, Joe ; Trio Widm ; ... Jak obłoki ... ; Nacht und Träume (Noc i sny)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Filmed performances of five short plays by Samuel Beckett: Krapp's last tape, and four other short plays written originally for television. The plays have been translated into Polish by Antoni Libera and are here performed in Polish with no subtitles
Was, wo by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This short stage play was reworked by Beckett for presentation on German television. The theme of the play is siad by some reviewers to be that of authoritarian violence, political torture, or the cyclical repetitive nature of persecution
Samuel Beckett : As the Story Was Told by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The life of Irish novelist, poet, and playwright Samuel Beckett is profiles, from his Dublin childhood, to his days in Paris, associating with Picasso and Chagall, to old age. Includes excerpts from a performance of the semiautobiographical KRAPP'S LAST TAPE, unpublished letters, and the remembrances of Beckett's lifelong friend and publisher, Jerome Lindon, as well as others. This is a rare glimpse into the reclusive world of this literary giant, whose most famous work, WAITING FOR GODOT, evokes with unnerving precision the cosmic despair and isolation of modern humankind
Shades by Steven S Weiss( Visual )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Performances of three short plays by Beckett, written in 1973 and 1977, and broadcast on BBC Television on April 17, 1977
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An adaptation for cinema of Beckett's two-act tragicomedy Waiting for Godot, as translated by himself from the original French
Krapp's last tape by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An adaptation by Donald McWhinnie for BBC Television of Beckett's stage play, Krapp's last tape. In this one-act, one-character play, written in 1958, the "dialogue" is between an aged dehumanized man and a tape recorder that plays back impressions he recorded thirty years before
Quad 1 + 2 by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Four players pace the sides and diagonals of a square carefully avoiding its center point and collisions with one another. In Quad I each player has a different colored robe ; in Quad II they all wear white robes. In Quad I the sound is that of continuous percussive instruments ; in Quad II only shuffling footsteps are heard. Critic Martin Esslin has described Quad as "a dynamic, witty yet terrifying attempt to compress eternity as endless recurrence into a single dramatic image, a poem without words."
 
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Languages
German (11)

English (7)

French (5)

Polish (1)