Program for the 1965 Production of Waiting for Godot at the Schiller-Theater, Berlin. Berlin: 1965
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989.
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.)
"Actors in Beckett's Plays" exhibit case
Warten auf Godot book annotated by Beckett
To Cluchey, Nov. 11, 1988: "Yrs of Oct. 10, Nov. 9 & 18 same week. Wish I cd. reply in kind, but too weary. Good to think of you settling down in your new home, all united & the children happy at school. NY Godot sounds even worse than I feared. Still confined with the crocks. Slow improvement but still far from fit for home. There's alliteratuion for you. Thanks for fine Zoo photos. What wouldn't I give for a dander in that Garden again. Forgive this wretched scrawl. Much love to you all." -The Letters of Samuel Beckett: 1966-1989, p. 708
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.
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