Samuel Beckett

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Samuel Beckett, Irish novelist and playwright, was one of the great names of Absurd Theatre. His plays are concerned with human suffering and survival. Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. As a poet Beckett made his debut in 1930 with Whoroscope, a ninety-eight-line poem accompanied by seventeen footnotes. It was followed with a collection of essays, Proust (1931), and a novel More Pricks Than Kicks (1934). From 1933 to 1936 he lived in London. Between 1946 and 1949 he produced the major prose narrative trilogy, Molloy, Malone Meurt, and L’Innommable, which appeared in the early 1950s. En Attendant Godot (Waiting for Godot), written in 1949 and published in English in 1954, brought Beckett international fame and established him as one of the leading names of the theater of the absurd. In the 1950s he published Fin de Partie (1957) and Krapp’s Last Tape (1959). In the 1960s Beckett wrote for radio, theater, and television. In the 1970s Mirlitonnades (1978), a collection of short poems, Company (1979) and All Strange Away (1979), which was performed in 1984 in New York. Catastrophe (1984) was written for Vaclav Havel and was about the interrogation of a dissident.
 
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Credits

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Waiting for Godot Barrow Street Theatre 09/04/2014 Playwright
2 All That Fall 59E59 Theater A 11/12/2013 Playwright
3 Fragments Jerome Robbins Theater 04/21/2013 Text
4 Fragments Jerome Robbins Theater 11/13/2011 Author
5 Beckett Shorts New York Theatre Workshop 12/18/2007 Playwright
6 Waiting for Godot HSA Theatre 05/18/2006 Playwright
7 Waiting for Godot Theater at St. Clement's Church 11/16/2005 Playwright
8 Endgame Irish Repertory Theatre 02/24/2005 Playwright
9 Happy Days East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 02/15/2005 Playwright
10 Beckett/Albee Century Center For The Performing Arts 10/09/2003 Playwright
11 Happy Days Cherry Lane Theatre 09/29/2002 Playwright
12 Texts for Nothing East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 10/15/2000 Playwright
13 Endgame East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 10/05/1995 Playwright
14 Krapp's Last Tape East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 03/29/1993 Playwright
15 Texts for Nothing Joseph Papp Public Theater/Susan Stein Shiva Theater 10/20/1992 Playwright
16 Happy Days East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 10/02/1990 Playwright
17 I'll Go On Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 06/10/1989 Original Author
18 Waiting for Godot Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 10/11/1988 Playwright
19 Krapp's Last Tape Samuel Beckett Theatre 08/27/1986 Playwright
20 All Strange Away Samuel Beckett Theatre 09/23/1984 Playwright
21 Endgame Samuel Beckett Theatre 06/28/1984 Playwright
22 Rockaby Samuel Beckett Theatre 02/16/1984 Playwright
23 Samuel Beckett's Ohio Impromptu, Catastrophe, What Where Harold Clurman Theater 06/15/1983 Playwright
24 Play and Other Plays American Place Theatre 04/29/1983 Playwright
25 Waiting for Godot Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 04/22/1981 Playwright
26 Endgame Stage 73 01/01/1980 Playwright
27 Mercier & Camier Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 10/25/1979 Original Author
28 Happy Days Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 06/01/1979 Playwright
29 Play and Other Plays Stage 73 12/14/1977 Playwright
30 Endgame Roundabout Stage I (23rd Street Theater) 03/28/1977 Playwright
31 Krapp's Last Tape/ Not I Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 11/22/1972 Playwright
32 Happy Days/ Act Without Words 1 Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 11/20/1972 Playwright
33 Waiting for Godot Sheridan Square Playhouse 02/03/1971 Playwright
34 Jack MacGowran in the Works of Samuel Beckett Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 11/19/1970 Material
35 Endgame Washington Square Methodist Church 05/30/1970 Playwright
36 Oh! Calcutta! Eden Theatre 06/17/1969 Material
37 Happy Days Cherry Lane Theatre 09/28/1965 Playwright
38 Happy Days Cherry Lane Theatre 09/14/1965 Playwright
39 Krapp's Last Tape/ The Zoo Story Cherry Lane Theatre 06/08/1965 Playwright
40 Play/ The Lover Cherry Lane Theatre 01/04/1964 Playwright
41 Happy Days Cherry Lane Theatre 09/17/1961 Playwright
42 Krapp's Last Tape/ The Zoo Story East End Theatre 09/12/1961 Playwright
43 Embers Lucille Lortel Theatre 10/25/1960 Playwright
44 Krapp's Last Tape/ The Zoo Story Provincetown Playhouse 01/14/1960 Playwright
45 Endgame Cherry Lane Theatre 01/28/1958 Playwright

Director
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Krapp's Last Tape Samuel Beckett Theatre 08/27/1986 Director
Awards
Award Production
1 WON 1962 Obie Award, Best Foreign Play Happy Days Playwright
2 WON 1973 Obie Award, Best Foreign Play Krapp's Last Tape/ Not I Playwright
3 WON 1960 Obie Award, Distinguished Play Krapp's Last Tape/ The Zoo Story Playwright
4 WON 1984 Obie Award, Playwriting Samuel Beckett's Ohio Impromptu, Catastrophe, What Where Playwright