Rockaby : a Play Videocassette
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989. Rockaby.
Directed by Alan Schneider ; produced by Daniel Labeille ; film by D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus
Shows the process of bringing Samuel Beckett's short play Rockaby to the stage, including early informal discussions, costuming, lighting, and rehearsals. Concludes with a complete performance of the work with Billie Whitelaw as an aged woman coming to terms with death.
PR6003 E282 R63 1982
New York, NY : Pennebaker Associates
Actors in Beckett's Plays exhibit case
To Alan Schneider, 22 April 1981:
"I called Billie last Sunday, just after her return. She was very pleased & grateful to you all for your solicitude.
Enthusiastic account from Ruby. Others from other quarters all favourable.
Thank you again, dear Alan, for the excellent & meticulous job. I realize how difficult technically it must have been, especially with so little time and the difficult stage conditions. Have a proper rest now before the Ohio headache. To Dan also congratulations & thanks."
-The Letters of Samuel Beckett: 1966-1989, pp. 549-550
1 videocassette : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
jpeg, 300 ppi
57 min., 40 sec.