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Samuel Beckett: A Celebration


Fin de partie Fin de partie; suivi de Acte sans paroles. Paris: Éditions de Minuit, [1957]. First edition.

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold

Endspiel; und Alle die da Fallen. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1957.

This copy of the first German edition of these two plays contains the detailed, and quite interesting pencil notations of an unidentified reader.

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold
Endgame: a Play in One Act. New York: Grove Press, [1958].

First edition in English. Hard-bound edition issued without a dust wrapper.

Gift of the University of Delaware Library Associates
Endgame Endgame: a Play in One Act. New York: Grove Press, [1958].
First edition in English. Evergreen Books series.

The cover photograph depicts the actor Roger Blin in the role of "Hamm" from the original Paris production of Fin de partie.

Melva B. Guthrie Fund

Sameul Neckett inszeniert das "Endspiel" Samuel Beckett inszeniert das "Endspiel;" Fotografiert von Rosemarie Clausen. Mit dem Text des Stückes in der Übersetzung von Elmar Tophoven und einem Bericht von Michael Haerdter über die Proben für die Berliner Aufführung, 1967. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, [1967].

This edition includes the text of Endspiel and photographs from the German production which Beckett directed and which premiered at the Schiller Theatre in Berlin on September 26, 1967

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold

Endgame: a Play in One Act: followed by, Act without Words: a Mime for one player; translated from the original French by the author. London: Faber and Faber, 1958. First British edition.

Laid into the book is a letter from the British bookdealer, Alan Clodd, to Joseph Gold in which he describes this copy as having a variant dust wrapper.

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold

Slutspil og Scevuden ord. Fredensborg: Arena, [1959?].

First Danish edition of Fin de partie and Actes sans parole.

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold

Endgame. Cherry Lane Theatre (New York), 1984. Poster by Jan Sawka.

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold

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