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Waiting for Beckett : a portrait of Samuel Beckett

Title
Waiting for Beckett : a portrait of Samuel Beckett [videorecording] / 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.
Publication
New York, c1993.

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Description
1 videocassette (VHS) (85 min.) : sd., col. SP; 1/2 in.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Documentaries and factual works.
  • Television.
  • Interviews.
Note
  • Actors seen in archival footage include Zero Mostel, Burgess Meredith, Buster Keaton, Patrick Magee, Jack McGowran, Billie Whitelaw, Steve Martin, and Robin Williams.
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Performer (note)
  • 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 (note)
  • Originally broadcast in 1993.
Call Number
NCOX 1264
OCLC
701718799
Title
Waiting for Beckett : a portrait of Samuel Beckett [videorecording] / 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.
Imprint
New York, c1993.
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
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
Originally broadcast in 1993.
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.
Added Author
Reilly, John, 1939- producer.
Reilly, John, 1939- director.
Shaw-Smith, Melissa, producer.
Sirota, Barbara, producer.
Seidman, Robert.
Roberts, Murray, narrator.
O'Neill, Chris, 1946-1997, narrator.
Manning, Mary, interviewee.
Kennelly, Brendan, interviewee.
Kenner, Hugh, interviewee.
Calder, John, 1927-2018, interviewee.
Gontarski, S. E, interviewee.
Esslin, Martin, 1918-2002, interviewee.
Federman, Raymond, interviewee.
Rosset, Barney, interviewee.
Albee, Edward, 1928-2016, interviewee.
Horovitz, Israel, interviewee.
Gussow, Mel, interviewee.
Irwin, Bill, 1950- interviewee.
Martin, Steve, 1945- interviewee.
Ben-Zvi, Linda, interviewee.
Schneider, Alan, 1917-1984, interviewee.
Global Village (Firm)
Research Call Number
NCOX 1264
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