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Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

Samuel Beckett is an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, theatre director, poet, and literary translator. A resident of Paris for most of his life, he wrote in both French and English. Beckett's work offers a bleak, tragi-comic outlook on human existence, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humor, and became increasingly ... See full bio »


(age 83) in Paris, France

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  Krapp's Last Tape (TV Movie) (based in part on a play by) (announced)
 2021/II Waiting for Godot
 2020 Kommen und Gehen (Short)
 2020/II Waiting for Godot (TV Movie) (based on the play by) / (written by)
 2020 The Year of Living Locked Up (quotation)
 2020 Comédie/Wry smile Dry sob (Video) (play)
 2020/I Waiting for Godot (TV Movie) (written by)
 2020 Madelen, elle est tellement tout ça (TV Series documentary short) (play: "Oh! Les beaux jours" - extract - 1 episode)
- Mille-feuille: Anne Pauly, part 2 (2020) ... (play: "Oh! Les beaux jours" - extract)
 2019 György Kurtág: Fin de partie (TV Movie) (play)
 2018 I riassuntini (TV Series short) (based on the novel by - 2020)
 2018 Beckett by Brook (TV Movie)
 2017 Rodolphe Burger - Good (Video short) (inspired by - as Beckett)
 2016 Les anges ne rêvent pas (Inspired on the Books)
 2014 Waiting for Dogot (Short) (quotation)
 2014 Molehill (Short) (author: "Czekajac na Godota")
 2013/IV Poison (Short) (writer)
 2013 Waiting for Godot (play)
 1958-2009 Television Theater (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Szczesliwe dni (2009) ... (play)
- Koncówka (1958) ... (play)
 2008 If I'm Waiting (play "Waiting For Godot")
 2008 Ohio Impromptu (Short) (play)
 2008 Waiting for Godot (Video) (play - uncredited)
 2007 Come and Go (Short)
 2007/I Catastrophe (Short) (original story)
 2007 Krapp's Last Tape (TV Movie)
 2007 Krapp's Last Tape (Short) (original author)
 2005 He Joe (Short) (based on story by)
 2005 What Where (Short) (play)
 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 Endgame MMI (TV Movie) (play)
 2001 Breath (Short) (play)
 2001 Footfalls (Short) (play)
 2001 Act Without Words II (TV Short) (play)
 2001 A Piece of Monologue (TV Short) (play)
 2001 Play (Short) (play)
 2001 Várjá Vlagyimir (play "Waiting for Godot")
 2001 Waiting for Godot (play)
 2000 Act Without Words I (TV Short) (play)
 2000 Catastrophe (Short) (play)
 2000 Come and Go (TV 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 Endgame (TV Movie) (play)
 1996 Endspiel (TV Movie) (play "Endgame")
 1996 Finale di Partita (TV Movie) (play)
  Glasnost (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1989 - 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 1989)
- Eh, Joe! (1992) ... (play)
- Tots els que cauen (1989) ... (play) / (writer)
 1991 Happy Days (play "Happy Days")
 1991 Waiting for Godot (play)
 1991 Endgame by Samuel Beckett (TV Movie) (play)
 1990 Céu de Papel (TV Movie) (play)
 1990 Oh! Les beaux jours (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 Monaha ta synnefa (Short) (play)
 1989 En attendant Godot (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 Das letzte Band (Video short)
 1988 Fragmento II (Short) (writer)
 1988 Godot in San Quentin (Documentary) (play by)
 1988 Spel utan ord (TV Movie) (play "Act without words")
 1988 Kraj partije (TV Movie) (play)
 1986 Mon cas (play "Pour Finir et Autres Foirades")
 1986 La voz humana (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Eh, Joe (1986) ... (play)
 1986 Was wo (TV Short) (play "What Where")
 1984 Warten auf Godot (TV Movie)
 1983 Nacht und Träume (TV Short)
 1982 Dias Felizes (TV Movie) (play)
 1982 Rockaby (Documentary) (play)
 1981 Quad (TV Short)
 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)
 1979 He Joe (TV Short)
 1978 Teatro estudio (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Esperando a Godot (1978) ... (play)
 1977 Waiting for Godot (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 ... nur noch Gewölk ... (TV Short) (teleplay "... but the clouds ...")
 1977 Geistertrio (TV Movie) (teleplay "Ghost Trio")
 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 Waiting for Godot (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Condition of Illusion (Short) (quotes)
 1975 The Lost Ones (writer)
 1974 Der Macher oder Warten auf Godeau (TV Movie) (play "Waiting For Godot")
 1974 Spil (TV Movie) (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 Poem (Short) (poem by)
 1971 Waiting for Godot (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 Spel zonder woorden I en II (TV Movie)
 1971 Zur Nacht (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1970 Das Spiel (Short)
 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 Last Tape (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Spiel (TV Movie) (play "Play")
 1969 Sluttspill (TV Movie) (play "Endgame")
 1969 Hora once (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La última cinta (1969) ... (play)
 1969 Endspiel (TV Movie) (play "Endgame")
 1968 Hej, Dzo! (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Beginning to End (TV Movie)
 1968 Cekají na Godota (Short) (play "Waiting for Godot")
 1968 Leikin loppu (TV Movie) (play "Fin de partie")
 1967 Tempo (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1966 Beginning to End (TV Movie) (from the works of)
 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 Movie) (play)
 1966 Hörru Joe (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Eh, Joe? (TV Short)
 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 Krapp's Last Tape (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 He Joe (TV Movie) (teleplay "Eh Joe")
 1965 Spiel (TV Movie) (play "Play")
 1965 Glückliche Tage (TV Movie) (play "Happy End")
 1965 Posljednja vrpca (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Film (Short)
 1965 Mens vi venter på Godot (TV Movie) (play: "Waiting for Godot")
 1964 Festival (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Waiting for Godot (1964) ... (play)
 1964 Glade dage (TV Movie) (play: Happy Days)
 1963 Warten auf Godot (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Festival (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Krapp's Last Tape (1963) ... (play)
 1963 Krapps sidste bånd (TV Movie) (play "Krapp's Last Tape")
 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 Das letzte Band (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Vi venter på Godot (TV Movie) (play "Waiting for Godot")
  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)
 1959 Stumspil (TV Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Oh! Calcutta!", produced on Broadway. Musical revue. Eden Theatre (moved to the Belasco Theatre on 25 Feb 1969 until close): 17 June 1969-12 Aug 1972 (1314 performances). Cast included: Bill Macy, Alan Rachins. Directed by Jacques Levy. NOTE: Filmed as Oh! Calcutta! (1972). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 21 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 9 Articles | See more »

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Suzanne Dechevaux-Dumesnil  (her death)

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Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. See more »


Buried in the exclusive "Montparnasse" cemetery Paris, France. See more »


Bemuel Sackett

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