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Waiting for Godot Prompt Book, 1984

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Title

Waiting for Godot Prompt Book, 1984

Subject

Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989. Waiting for Godot.

Description

Waiting for Godot : tragicomedy in 2 acts. Annotated by Cluchey on first free endpaper: "2nd Prompt-Book/London/1984." A presentation copy, inscribed on title page: "for Rick/with love/from Sam/London/1.3.84." Heavily annotated and underlines throughout by Cluchey.
 
In early 1984, Cluchey’s San Quentin Theater Workshop was invited to perform Waiting for Godot at the Adelaide Festival in Australia, but funding for both the trip and the production was predicated on Beckett being involved. As a compromise, Beckett agreed to oversee a staging directed by his friend Walter Asmus, who had served as his assistant director for the 1975 Berlin presentation, and for two weeks he supervised rehearsals at Riverside Studios in London, with Cluchey playing Pozzo. This prompt book directly reflects the significant, Beckett-generated emendations the author made to the 1975 version, and includes additional notations and alterations.
52nd printing. In a portfolio and slipcase with Spec copy 4 and Warten auf Godot (Schiller Theater program for German production of Waiting for Godot). 
Signed on front free endpaper: "Rick Cluchey, 2nd prompt book, London, 1984." Inscribed by the author: "For Rick with love from Sam, London, 1.3.84."

Creator

Beckett, Samuel

Publisher

Grove Press

Date

1954
1984

Contributor

Cluchey, Rick

Relation

Actors in Beckett's Plays exhibit case
Beckett formally granted permission for productions by Cluchey of Beckett's plays in Australia, in a letter and card to Cluchey both dated July 2, 1983. He writes: "Your Australian project has my approval and you may count on whatever help is still in my power to give." From Feb. 19 to 29 Beckett was in London to supervise the San Quentin Drama Workshop production of Waiting for Godot for the Adelaide Festival. The Letters of Samuel Beckett: 1966-1989; pp. 616-617; 629

Format

21 cm.
jpeg, 300 ppi

Language

English

Type

Program

Identifier

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Extent

60 pages
5 scans

Citation

Beckett, Samuel, “Waiting for Godot Prompt Book, 1984,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed July 15, 2020, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/14922.