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List of Samuel Beckett plays with descriptions, including any musicals by Samuel Beckett, playwright. This Samuel Beckett plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and Samuel Beckett characters. This list of plays by Samuel Beckett is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. Examples of items on this list: Waiting for Godot, Krapp's Last Tape and more. What plays did Samuel Beckett write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by Samuel Beckett and can help you decide, "What are the best Samuel Beckett plays?" (33 items)

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... but the clouds ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
... but the clouds ... Samuel Beckett ... but the clouds ... is a television play by Samuel Beckett. Beckett wrote it between October–November 1976 “to replace a film of Play which the BBC had sent [him] for approval ” due to “the ...more

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A Piece of Monologue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
A Piece of Monologue Samuel Beckett A Piece of Monologue is a fifteen-minute play by Samuel Beckett. Written between 2 October 1977 and 28 April 1979 it followed a request for a “play about death” by the actor David Warrilow who ...more

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Act Without Words I is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Act Without Words I Samuel Beckett Act Without Words I is a short play by Samuel Beckett. It is a mime, Beckett's first. Like many of Beckett's works, the play was originally written in French, being translated into English by ...more

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Act Without Words II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Act Without Words II Samuel Beckett Act Without Words II is a short mime play by Samuel Beckett, his second. Like many of Beckett's works, the piece was originally composed in French, then translated into English by Beckett ...more

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All That Fall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Samuel Beckett All That Fall is a one-act radio play by Samuel Beckett produced following a request from the BBC. It was written in English and completed in September 1956. The autograph copy is titled Lovely ...more

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Breath is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Breath Samuel Beckett Breath is a notably short stage work by Samuel Beckett. An altered version was first included in Kenneth Tynan's revue Oh! Calcutta!, at the Eden Theatre in New York City on June 16, 1969. The ...more

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Cascando is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Cascando Samuel Beckett Cascando is a radio play by Samuel Beckett. It was written in French in December 1961, subtitled Invention radiophonique pour musique et voix, with music by the Franco-Romanian composer Marcel ...more

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Catastrophe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Catastrophe Samuel Beckett Catastrophe is a short play by Samuel Beckett, written in French in 1982 at the invitation of A.I.D.A. and “[f]irst produced in the Avignon Festival … Beckett considered it ‘massacred.’” It is ...more

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Come and Go is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Come and Go Samuel Beckett Come and Go is a short play by Samuel Beckett. It was written in English in January 1965 and first performed at the Schillertheater, Berlin on 14 January 1966. Its English language premiere was ...more

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Eh Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Eh Joe Samuel Beckett Eh Joe is a piece for television, written in English by Samuel Beckett, his first work for the medium. It was begun on the author’s fifty-ninth birthday, 13 April 1965, and completed by 1 May. ...more

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Eleutheria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Eleutheria Samuel Beckett Eleutheria is a play by Samuel Beckett, written in French in 1947. It was his first completed dramatic endeavor. Roger Blin considered staging it in the early 1950s, but opted for Waiting for ...more

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Embers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Embers Samuel Beckett Embers is a radio play by Samuel Beckett. It was written in English in 1957. First broadcast on the BBC Third Programme on 24 June 1959, the play won the RAI prize at the Prix Italia awards ...more

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Endgame is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Endgame Samuel Beckett Endgame, by Samuel Beckett, is a one-act play with four characters, written in a style associated with the Theatre of the Absurd. It was originally written in French; as was his custom, Beckett ...more

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Footfalls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Footfalls Samuel Beckett Footfalls is a play by Samuel Beckett. It was written in English, between 2 March and December 1975 and was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre as part of the Samuel Beckett Festival, on ...more

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From an Abandoned Work is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
From an Abandoned Work Samuel Beckett From An Abandoned Work, a "meditation for radio" by Samuel Beckett, was first broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Third Programme on Saturday 14 December 1957 along with a selection from ...more

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Ghost Trio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Ghost Trio Samuel Beckett Ghost Trio is a television play, written in English by Samuel Beckett. It was written in 1975, taped in October 1976 and the first broadcast was on BBC2 on 17 April 1977 as part of the Lively ...more

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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Samuel Beckett Happy Days is a play in two acts, written by Samuel Beckett. Winnie, buried to her waist, follows her daily routine and prattles to her husband, Willie, who is largely hidden and taciturn. Her ...more

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Krapp's Last Tape is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Krapp's Last Tape Samuel Beckett Krapp's Last Tape is a one-act play, in English, by Samuel Beckett. With a cast of one man, it was written for Northern Irish actor Patrick Magee and first titled "Magee monologue". It ...more

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Nacht und Träume is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Nacht und Träume Samuel Beckett Nacht und Träume is the last television play written and directed by Samuel Beckett. It was written in English for the German channel Süddeutscher Rundfunk, recorded in October 1982 ...more

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Not I is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Not I Samuel Beckett Not I is a short dramatic monologue written in 1972 by Samuel Beckett, translated as Pas Moi; premiere at the "Samuel Beckett Festival" by the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, New ...more

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Ohio Impromptu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Ohio Impromptu Samuel Beckett Ohio Impromptu is a "playlet" by Samuel Beckett. Written in English in 1980, it began as a favour to S.E. Gontarski, who requested a dramatic piece to be performed at an academic ...more

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Play is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Play Samuel Beckett Play is a one-act play by Samuel Beckett. It was written between 1962 and 1963 and first produced in German as Spiel on 14 June 1963 at the Ulmer Theatre in Ulm-Donau, Germany, directed by Deryk ...more

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Quad is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Quad Samuel Beckett Quad is a television play by Samuel Beckett, written and first produced and broadcast in 1981. It first appeared in print in 1984 where the work is described as "[a] piece for four players, ...more

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Rockaby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Rockaby Samuel Beckett Rockaby is a short one-woman play by Samuel Beckett. It was written in English in 1980, at the request of Daniel Labeille, who produced it on behalf of Programs in the Arts, State University of ...more

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Rough for Radio I is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Rough for Radio I Samuel Beckett Rough for Radio I is a short radio play by Samuel Beckett, written in French in 1961 and first published in Minuit 5 in September 1973 as Esquisse radiophonique. Its first English publication as ...more

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Rough for Radio II is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Samuel Beckett Rough for Radio II is a radio play by Samuel Beckett. It was written in French in 1961 as Pochade radiophonique and published in Minuit 16, November 1975. Beckett translated the work into ...more

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Rough for Theatre I is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Rough for Theatre I Samuel Beckett Rough for Theatre I is a one-act theatrical sketch by Samuel Beckett. Also known simply as Theatre I it began life originally in French in the late fifties as Fragment de théâtre ...more

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Rough for Theatre II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Rough for Theatre II Samuel Beckett Rough for Theatre II is a short play by Samuel Beckett. “Although this discarded piece of theatre is dated ‘circa 1960’ in End and Odds, a manuscript from two years earlier exists in Trinity ...more

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That Time is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
That Time Samuel Beckett That Time is a one-act play by Samuel Beckett, written in English between 8 June 1974 and August 1975. It was specially written for actor Patrick Magee, who delivered its first performance, on ...more

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The Old Tune is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
The Old Tune Samuel Beckett The Old Tune is a free translation of Robert Pinget’s 1960 play La Manivelle in which Samuel Beckett transformed Pinget’s Parisians, Toupin and Pommard into Dubliners, Cream and Gorman. Its ...more

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Waiting for Godot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot. Godot's absence, as ...more

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What Where is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
What Where Samuel Beckett What Where is Samuel Beckett's last play produced following a request for a new work for the 1983 Autumn Festival in Graz, Austria. It was written between February and March 1983 initially in ...more

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Words and Music is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Samuel Beckett Plays List
Words and Music Samuel Beckett Samuel Beckett wrote the radio play, Words and Music between November and December 1961. It was recorded and broadcast on the BBC Third Programme on 13 November 1962. Patrick Magee played Words ...more