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Rockaby : a Play Videocassette

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Title

Rockaby : a Play Videocassette

Subject

Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989. Rockaby.

Description

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.

Creator

 

Publisher

New York, NY : Pennebaker Associates

Date

1982

Relation

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

Format

1 videocassette : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
jpeg, 300 ppi

Language

English

Type

Motion Picture

Identifier

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Extent

57 min., 40 sec.
2 scans

Citation

“Rockaby : a Play Videocassette,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed August 7, 2020, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/14918.