Beginning to End : a Selection from the Works of Samuel Beckett
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989.
Subtitled "A Selection from the Works of Samuel Beckett," this anthology, with drawings by Edward Gorey, was adapted by Samuel Beckett and Jack MacGowran, from MacGowran’s one-man show that opened in 1970. Limited to 300 copies, signed by Beckett and Gorey.
Spec copy: No. 225, signed by Beckett and Gorey
PR6003 E281 A6 1988a
[New York] : Gotham Book Mart
MacGowran, Jack ; Gorey, Edward
Actors in Beckett's Plays exhibit case
To Christian Ludvigsen, 27 September 1973: "Beginning to End is composed of extracts from my work (prose, verse, theatre) connected to form a dramatic monologue. It was devised and performed over the years (Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, U.S.A.) by my friend Jack MacGowran, who died recently in New York. With its conception and realization I had little to do, though I worked briefly on the Paris and Berlin productions and was consulted at verious times regarding additions and changes. It was originally performed on Irish T.V. and a film of this should be available. I had nothing to do with this production. It's [sic] validity depended entirely on the personality of MacGowran, his Irishness and extraordinary feeling for and affinity with my work. It was uniquely his property and objectively is quite untransmissible. With the death of MacGowran it comes to an end. I am sorry to disappoint your friend." -The Letters of Samuel Beckett: 1966-1989, pp. 34-35
Illustrated. 23 cm.
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