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Samuel Beckett: A Celebration

Endgame and Krapp's Last Tape

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: 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
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
Krapp's Last Tape and Embers. London: Faber and Faber, [1959].
First English edition.

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold
Playgram (1960)

This playbill was issued for the 1960 New York production of Krapp's Last Tape directed by Alan Schneider at the Cricket Theatre. Beckett's play shared the bill with Edward Albee's The Zoo Story. This copy is signed by the casts of both plays: Henderson Forsythe from Krapp's Last Tape, and Mark Richman and William Daniels from The Zoo Story.

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold
La dernière band, suivi de Cendres, pièce radiophonique. Paris: Éditions de Minuit [1960].

First edition in French of Krapp's Last Tape, in a translation by the author and Pierre Leyris, and the radio play Cendres, in a translation by Beckett and the French author Robert Pinget.

Lammot du Pont Memorial Book Fund
Krapp, ou, La dernière bande: Opéra. Libretto by Samuel Beckett and score by Marcel Mihalovici. Paris: Heugel & Cie, 1961.

Commissioned by the Bielefeld (W. Germany) Opera Company, this opera contains Beckett's text of La dernière bande with a musical setting by the composer Marcel Mihalovici.
Cover illustration by Jacque Dupont.

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold
La dernière bande, [with] Lettre Morte, by Robert Pinget. [Paris]: Les Éditions de Minuit, [1960].

This joint publication with Lettre Morte, by his French contemporary Robert Pinget, includes photographs of the 1959 Paris production of La dernière bande.

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold
Krapp's Last Tape. Harold Clurman Theatre (New York), 1986. Poster by Jan Sawka

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold

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