Collection Number: PR6003.E282_Z99

Collection Title: Samuel Beckett Theatrical Ephemera, 1957-1994

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 62 items)
Abstract Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906-22 December 1989) was an Irish dramatist, novelist, and poet. The collection consists of playbills, announcements for festivals, season subsciptions, promotional announcements, and other materials.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Samuel Beckett Theatrical Ephemera (#PR6003.E282 Z99), Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquired chiefly from the bookseller Waiting for Godot.
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Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906-22 December 1989) was an Irish dramatist, novelist, and poet famous for such works as Waiting for Godot and Krapp's Last Tape.

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This collection consists of playbills, announcements for festivals, season subsciptions, and promotional announcements relating to Samuel Beckett.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994.

28 items.

Arrangement: alphabetically by title of play and then by theatrical organization.

Folder 1

Beckett at 83: an evening of Samuel Beckett's one act plays (San Quentin Drama Workshop, Gala Hispanic Theatre, Washington D.C., 1989) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 1

Beckett at 88: plays by Samuel Beckett (Scena Theatre, Washington, D.C., 1994) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 1

The Beckett Festival (Scena Theatre with the San Quentin Drama Workshop, at the University of Maryland Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 1989) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 1

By and for Havel (including Catastrophe) (John Houseman Studio Theatre, New York, N.Y., circa 1990) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 1

Endgame (American Repertory Theatre, 1984-1985 season) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 1

Endgame (Jean Cocteau Repertory/Bouwerie Lane Theatre, New York, N.Y., 1991-1992) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 1

Endgame (San Quentin Drama Workshop, Washington, D.C., 1992) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 1

Endgame (Royal Court Theatre, London, 1976) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 1

An Evening of Beckett: Krapp's last tape, A piece of monologue, Ohio impromptu (American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, Mass., 1994) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 1

Folder 2

Fin de partie (Theatre de la manufacture, Centre dramatique national, Nancy Lorraine/C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, circa 1980) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 2

Fin de partie (Theatre quotidien de Lorient/Centre dramatique regional, 1986) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 2

Happy days (Scena Theatre, Washington, D.C., 1994) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 2

Happy days (Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet, Mass., 1992) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 2

I'll go on (Lincoln Center Theater at the Mitzi E. Newhouse, New York, N.Y., 1988) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 2

Folder 3

Krapp's last tape (Samuel Beckett Theatre, New York, N.Y., 1986) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 3

Krapp's last tape, followed by End-game (English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre, 1958) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 3

Krapp's last tape; Not I (Royal Court Theatre, London, 1973) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 3

Mercier and Camier (New York Shakespeare Festival, New York, N.Y., circa 1970s) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 3

Oh! Les beaux jours (Barbizon-Plaza Theatre, New York, N.Y., 1970) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 3

Folder 4

Plays and other plays (Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1976) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 4

Texts for nothing (The Joseph Papp Public Theater, New York, N.Y., 1992) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 4

Three one act plays (New Work Two, New York, N.Y., 1988) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 4

Folder 5

Waiting for Godot (American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, Mass., 1995) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 5

Waiting for Godot (Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1976) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 5

Waiting for Godot (Habimah, Israel, 1968) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 5

Waiting for Godot (Nottingham Playhouse Company, Nottingham, England, 1971) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 5

Waiting for Godot (Spotlighters Theatre, Baltimore, Md., 1990) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 5

Waiting for Godot (Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York, N.Y., 1957) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 5

Worstward ho (Mabou Mines, C. S. C. Repertory, Ltd., New York, N.Y., 1986) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "1. Playbills for plays by Samuel Beckett, 1957-1994." Folder 5

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34 items.

Arrangement: alphabetically by organization.

Folder 6

American College Theatre Festival IX, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., 1977: Waiting for Godot #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, Mass., 1984-1985: Endgame #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, Mass., 1993-1994: Waiting for Godot #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, Mass., Fall Festival, 1994: An evening of Beckett #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

American Repertory Theatre "Loeb Facts" sheet, 1994: An evening of Beckett #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1973: Not I and Krapp's last tape #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1988: A symposium, Laughter a la Francaise: French comedy from Moliere to Anouilh and Beckett #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

Beckett Festival, Dublin, Ireland, 1991 #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, 1981: 75e anniversaire de Samuel Beckett #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, 1981: Actualite de Samuel Beckett #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

Chapters Literary Bookstore calendar of events (early spring, 1966): From Wilde to beyond Beckett #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

Classic Stage Company, New York, N.Y., 1986-1987: Happy days #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

Gate Theatre, DePaul University, Chicago, Ill., circa 1989: Waiting for Godot #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass., 1993: performing objects (interactive installation) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

Jean Cocteau Repertory, New York, N.Y., 1996: Waiting for Godot #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

John Houseman Studio Theatre, New York, N.Y., circa 1990: By and for Havel (including Catastrophe) #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

Joseph Papp Public Theater, New York, N.Y., 1992: Texts for nothing #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 6

Folder 7

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag, Netherlands, 1991-1992 season: Wachten op Godot #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag, Netherlands, Theatre francais au Theatre Royal de La Haye, 1991-1992 season: Oh! Les beaux jours #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

Muziektheater, Amsterdam, 1992: Nederlands Dans Theater met Samuel Beckett-programme #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

New Work Two, New York, N.Y., 1988 Three one act plays #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

Pentameters Theatre, Hampstead, 1994: Waiting for Godot #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

Provincetown Playhouse, Provincetown, Mass., 1970: Waiting for Godot #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., circa 1990: Marquee convocations and lectures Waiting for Godot #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., 1981-1982: Purdue convocations, including Waiting for Godot #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

Queen's Theatre, London, 1991: Waiting for Godot #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

The Round House Theatre, Rockville, Md., 1977-1978: Two by Beckett #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, 1991-1992: Wachten op Godot #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

Theater Zeebelt, Gravenhage, circa 1991: For Samuel Beckett #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

Theatre francais de Toronto, 1988-1989: En attendant Godot #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

Theatre Project, Baltimore, Md., 1994: Impossible Industrial Action in BeckettLand #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

Washington Project for the Arts, Scena Theatre, Washington, D.C., 1994: Beckett at 88: plays by Samuel Beckett #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

Washington Theatre Awards Society, Washington, D.C., 1994 Happy days #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet, Mass., 1992 Happy days #PR6003.E282_Z99, Series: "2. Announcements for festivals and season subscriptions, 1973-1994." Folder 7

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roberta Engleman, March 2007

Encoded by: Roberta Engleman and Benjamin Bromley, February 2009

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