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Program for the 1965 Production of Waiting for Godot at the Schiller-Theater, Berlin. Berlin: 1965

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Title

Program for the 1965 Production of Waiting for Godot at the Schiller-Theater, Berlin. Berlin: 1965

Subject

Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989.

Description

Warten auf Godot program, Berlin: 1965. A presentation copy, inscribed on front wrapper: "for Rick & Teri/with love/from Sam/Paris, Oct. 88." This 1965 production of Waiting for Godot was not the first in Germany: an authorized staging, based on an inmate’s own translation of the French edition, occurred in 1953 at the Lüttringhausen Prison, near Wuppertal; and another, more formal performance was presented at the Schlossparktheater in Berlin the same year. However, the Schiller-Theater’s iteration was not only directed by Beckett’s friend Deryk Mendel, with a text by his favored German translator Elmar Tophoven (Warten auf Godot), but was also attended in rehearsal by Beckett. The production starred Stefan Wigger as Estragon and Horst Bollmann as Vladimir. (See also: Beckett's annotated copy of Warten auf Godot in the "1941-1956" case.)
8vo.; one single sheet, folded once vertically, loosely held at center; illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs and illustrations; staple-bound; pictorial black-and-white wrappers.

Relation

Actors in Beckett's Plays exhibit case

Citation

“Program for the 1965 Production of Waiting for Godot at the Schiller-Theater, Berlin. Berlin: 1965,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed October 18, 2019, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/14923.