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Happy Days Poster

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Title

Happy Days Poster

Subject

Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989. Happy Days.

Description

Though Whitelaw and Beckett worked well together in the past and were close friends, this production, which Beckett directed, tried that friendship. Whitelaw, as Winnie, had memorized her (many) lines ahead of time, not knowing Beckett had made changes to the text and had rethought the Winnie character significantly, creating a tense and confusing atmosphere for Whitelaw. Finally, Beckett agreed to take an extended break from the set. The rehearsals went smoother, the performances were received well by critics and audiences, and the relieved playwright and actress resumed their friendship.

Creator

Royal Court Theatre

Publisher

Royal Court Theatre, London

Date

1979

Relation

Actors in Beckett's Plays exhibit case

Language

English

Type

Poster

Citation

Royal Court Theatre, “Happy Days Poster,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed December 10, 2019, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/14917.