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Samuel Beckett Plays List

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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?" {#nodes}
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  • ... but the clouds ...

    ... 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 poor quality of the film”. Donald McWhinnie directed Billie Whitelaw and Ronald Pickup. It was first broadcast on 17 April 1977 as part of a programme of three Beckett plays entitled ‘Shades’ on BBC2. It was first published in Ends and Odds 1977. An early title for the piece was Poetry only love.... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Samuel Beckett
  • A Piece of Monologue

    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 starred in the premiere in the Annex at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, New York on 14 December 1979.... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Samuel Beckett
  • Act Without Words I

    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 Beckett himself. It was written in 1956 following a request from the dancer Deryk Mendel and first performed on April 3, 1957 at the Royal Court Theatre in London. On that occasion it followed a performance of Endgame. The original music to accompany the performance was written by John S. Beckett, Samuel's cousin.... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Samuel Beckett
  • Act Without Words II

    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 himself. Written in the late 1950s it opened at the Calderon Press Institute in Oxford and was directed by John McGrath. London premiere was directed by Michael Horovitz and performed at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, on 25 January 1960. The first printing was in New Departures 1, Summer 1959.... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Samuel Beckett