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Samuel Beckett: Works for Radio

Synopsis
Released to mark the centenary of the birth of Samuel Beckett [1906-1989], this set of four CDs collects the five works that Beckett created expressly for the radio: All That Fall, Embers, Words and Music, Cascando and Rough for Radio. Also included are The Old Tune (Beckett’s translation of Robert Pinget’s La Manivelle) and the monologue From an Abandoned Work. These historic original BBC recordings, broadcast between 1957 and 1976, were created in close collaboration with Beckett himself and featured many of his most trusted interpreters. Actors include Beckett specialists Jack MacGowran, Patrick Magee, Harold Pinter and Billie Whitelaw; directors include Donald McWhinnie, Martin Esslin and Barbara Bray

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Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
1957-1976
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
archive sound recordings; Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989); radio drama; sound recordings

Credits

Writer
Samuel Beckett

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£39.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
235 minutes
Year
2006

Production Company

Name

BBC Radio

Distributor

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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