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No author better served : the correspondence of Samuel Beckett & Alan Schneider / edited by Maurice Harmon
Bib ID 1409282
Format BookBook
Author
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989
 
Description Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998 
xxi, 486 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0674625226 (alkaline paper)
Summary

"Samuel Beckett proves remarkably forthcoming in these pages, which document the thirty-year working relationship between the playwright and his principal producer in the United States. The correspondence between Beckett and Schneider offers an unparalleled picture of the art and craft of theater in the hands of two masters. It is also an endlessly enlightening look into the playwright's ideas and methods, his remarks a virtual crib sheet for his brilliant, eccentric plays."--BOOK JACKET. "Alan Schneider premiered five of Beckett's plays in the United States, including Waiting for Godot, Krapp's Last Tape, and Endgame and directed a number of revivals. Preparing for each new production, the two wrote extensive letters - about intended tone, conception of characters, irony and verbal echoes, staging details for scenes, delivery of individual lines. From such details a remarkable sense of the playwright's vision emerges, as well as a feel for the director's task."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Correspondence.  |  Schneider, Alan -- Correspondence.  |  Theatrical producers and directors -- United States -- Correspondence.  |  Authors, Irish -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Other authors/contributors Schneider, Alan  |  Harmon, Maurice

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