Rough for Radio II Script

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Title

Rough for Radio II Script

Subject

Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989. Rough for Radio II.

Description

Mimeographed actor's script for Martin Esslin's production of this radio play, starring Beckett’s three friends, Harold Pinter, Billie Whitelaw and Patrick Magee. Broadcast on the BBC as part of Beckett’s 70th birthday celebration.

Creator

Beckett, Samuel

Publisher

London: British Broadcasting Co.

Date

1976

Relation

Director Martin Esslin wrote to Beckett with questions about the script, to which Beckett replied on 13 February 1976:

"Your queries:
a) Dick should be silent except when called on to act. Then, if you like, some sound of effort as he gathers himself together to strike, before swish of pizzle. Then we could have this sound alone when he is called on to act and need not..."

And on 19 February 1976:
"I don't think they should leave at the end. If we settle for Billie drying her pretty eyes, with faint sob for good value, it seems to me that would be, as my granny used to say, an "ample sufficiency"."

-The Letters of Samuel Beckett: 1966-1989, pp. 421-3
Actors in Beckett's Plays exhibit case

Format

typescript [photocopy], six pages
jpeg, 300 ppi

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

MSS008_II_rough_for_radio_00_b3_f63.jpg; MSS008_II_rough_for_radio_01_b3_f63.jpg; MSS008_II_rough_for_radio_02_b3_f63.jpg; MSS008_II_rough_for_radio_03_b3_f63.jpg; MSS008_II_rough_for_radio_04_b3_f63.jpg; MSS008_II_rough_for_radio_05_b3_f63.jpg

Extent

15 leaves
6 scans

Files

MSS008_II_rough_for_radio_00_b3_f63.jpg
MSS008_II_rough_for_radio_01_b3_f63.jpg
MSS008_II_rough_for_radio_02_b3_f63.jpg
MSS008_II_rough_for_radio_03_b3_f63.jpg
MSS008_II_rough_for_radio_04_b3_f63.jpg
MSS008_II_rough_for_radio_05_b3_f63.jpg

Citation

Beckett, Samuel, “Rough for RadioII Script ,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed September 26, 2020, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/14915.