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Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)


One of the twentieth century's most original and important writers, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969, Samuel Beckett was the author of 'Waiting for Godot' (1952), one of the few plays in theatrical history to redefine the possibilities of the medium. Long fascinated by the cinema (especially silent comedies, a major influence on ... See full bio »

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(age 83) in Paris, France

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Film
Film Writer
(1965)
Zero
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(1960)
Waiting for Godot
(2001)
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(2001)

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  Krapp's Last Tape (TV Movie) (based in part on a play by) (announced)
  Les anges ne rêvent pas (Inspired on the Books) (post-production)
 2014 Waiting for Dogot (Short) (quotation)
 2013 While Waiting for Godot (play)
 2008 If I'm Waiting (play "Waiting For Godot")
 2007 Come and Go (Short)
 2007 Krapp's Last Tape (TV Movie)
 2007 Krapp's Last Tape (Short) (original author)
 2005 Ti pou (Short) (play)
 2005 He Joe (Short) (based on story by)
 2004 Atemzug (TV Movie) (text)
 2004 Cascando: On the Razor's Edge (Short) (original story)
 2004 Poslednja Krapova traka (TV Movie) (play)
 2003 Check the Gate: Putting Beckett on Film (Video documentary) (plays)
 2002 Kraj na Igrata MMI (TV Movie) (play)
 2001 Act Without Words II (TV Short) (play)
 2001 A Piece of Monologue (TV Short) (play)
 2001 Play (Short) (play)
 2001 Waiting for Godot (play)
 2001 Várjá Vlagyimir (play "Waiting for Godot")
 2000 Act Without Words I (TV Short) (play)
 2000 Breath (Short) (play)
 2000 Catastrophe (Short) (play)
 2000 Come and Go (TV Short) (play)
 2000 Footfalls (Short) (play)
 2000 Not I (Short) (play)
 2000 Ohio Impromptu (TV Short) (play)
 2000 Rockaby (TV Short)
 2000 Rough for Theatre I (Short) (play)
 2000 Rough for Theatre II (Short) (play)
 2000 That Time (Short) (play)
 2000 Voz (story)
 2000 What Where (Short) (play)
 2000 Endgame (TV Movie) (play)
 2000 Krapp's Last Tape (TV Movie) (play)
 2000 Happy Days (TV Movie) (play)
 1998 Fin de partie (TV Movie) (play)
 1996 Endspiel (TV Movie) (play "Endgame")
  Glasnost (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1989 - 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 1989)
- Eh, Joe! (1992) ... (play)
- Tots els que cauen (1989) ... (play) / (writer)
 1991 Schastlivye dni (play "Happy Days")
 1991 Waiting for Godot (play)
 1990 Oh! Les beaux jours (TV Movie) (play)
 1990 Céu de Papel (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 Endgame by Samuel Beckett (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 En attendant Godot (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 Das letzte Band (Video short)
 1989 Monaha ta synnefa (Short) (play)
 1988 Spel utan ord (TV Movie) (play "Act without words")
 1988 Kraj partije (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 Fragmento II (Short) (writer)
 1988 Godot in San Quentin (Documentary) (play by)
 1986 Mon cas (extracts from play "Pour Finir et Autres Foirades")
 1986 La voz humana (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Eh, Joe (1986) ... (play)
 1984 Warten auf Godot (TV Movie)
 1983 Rockaby (Documentary) (play)
 1983 Nacht und Träume (TV Short)
 1982 Quadrat 1+2 (TV Short)
 1982 Dias Felizes (TV Movie) (play)
 1980 Great Performances (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Samuel Beckett's Happy Days (1980) ... (play)
 1980 Happy Days (TV Movie) (play)
 1979 Film (A Screen Play by Samuel Beckett) (Short) (writer)
 1978 Teatro estudio (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Esperando a Godot (1978) ... (play)
 1977 Waiting for Godot (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 Drama (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Waiting for Godot by Beckett (1977) ... (play)
 1977 ...but the clouds... (TV Short)
 1977 Ghost Trio (TV Short)
 1977 The Lively Arts (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 1976 Akt utan ord II (Short) (play "Act Without Words II")
 1976 Warten auf Godot (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Condition of Illusion (Short) (quotes)
 1974 Der Macher oder Warten auf Godeau (TV Movie) (play "Waiting For Godot")
 1974 Spil (TV Short) (play)
 1974 He, Joe (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Deilige dager (TV Movie) (play: "Happy Days")
 1973 Not I (Short) (play)
 1973 Wachten op Godot (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Krapp's Last Tape (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 I väntan på Godot (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 Spel zonder woorden I en II (TV Movie)
 1971 Zur Nacht (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1971 Poem (Short) (poem by)
 1970 Finale di partita (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Oh! Les beaux jours (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Das letzte Band (TV Movie) (play "Krapp's Last Tape")
 1969 Slutspil (TV Movie) (play "Endgame")
 1969 Krapp's laatste band (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Spiel (TV Movie) (play "Play")
 1969 Sluttspill (TV Movie) (play "Endgame")
 1969 Endspiel (TV Movie) (play "Endgame")
 1968 Hej, Dzo! (TV Movie)
 1968 Beginning to End (TV Movie)
 1968 Cekají na Godota (Short) (play "Waiting for Godot")
 1968 Leikin loppu (TV Movie) (play "Fin de partie")
 1966 Comédie (Short) (play)
 1966 Kuvitelkaa, mielikuvitus kuollut (TV Movie) (play "Imagination Dead Imagine")
 1966 Vai mitä Joe (TV Movie) (play "Eh, Joe?")
 1966 Ikke osse, Joe (TV Short) (play)
 1966 Eh, Joe? (TV Movie)
 1966 The Present Stage (TV Series) (play "Waiting For Godot" - 2 episodes)
- Waiting for Godot: Part Two (1966) ... (play "Waiting For Godot")
- Waiting for Godot: Part One (1966) ... (play "Waiting For Godot")
 1966 Krapps sista band (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 New York Television Theatre (TV Series) (play: "Eh, Joe?" - 1 episode)
- Eh, Joe?/Bedlam Galore for Two or More (1966) ... (play: "Eh, Joe?")
 1966 Beginning to End (TV Movie) (from the works of)
 1965 Spiel (TV Short) (play "Play")
 1965 Glückliche Tage (TV Movie) (play "Happy End")
 1965 Film (Short)
 1965 Mens vi venter på Godot (TV Movie) (play: "Waiting for Godot")
 1963 Warten auf Godot (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Festival (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Krapp's Last Tape (1963) ... (play)
 1963 Krapps siste spole (TV Movie) (based on play)
 1963 Viimeinen ääninauha (TV Movie) (play "Krapp's Last Tape")
 1963 Tout ceux qui tombent (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Vi venter på Godot (TV Movie) (play "Waiting for Godot")
 1962 Das letzte Band (TV Movie) (play)
  Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1961) (writer - 1 episode, 1961)
- Waiting for Godot (1961) ... (play) / (writer)
 1960 Zero (Short) (play "Mime Without Words") / (written by)
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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Happy Days", performed at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. NOTE: Won the 1990 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Production. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 20 Print Biographies | 9 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

The dead die hard, they are trespassers on the beyond, they must take the place as they find it, the shafts and manholes back into the muck, till such time as the lord of the manor incurs through his long acquiescence a duty of care in respect of them. See more »

Trivia:

Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, volume 61, pg. 64-73. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1998. See more »

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