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Periodical, Advertisement, Ephemera Created date: 1959
This advertisement for printed copies of The Birthday Party appeared in the November–December 1959 edition of Encore. Co...
Manuscript, Typescript, Playscript, Manuscript annotation Created date: 1 July 1954
This is the rehearsal script of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, submitted to the Lord Chamberlain’s Office for licen...
Manuscript, Typescript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: September 1954–July 1955
In the early 20th century, German playwright and director Bertolt Brecht emerged as a pioneer of formally innovative and...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 27 January 1965; 16 March 1978
This handwritten correspondence from Samuel Beckett to Harold Pinter pays testament to the enduring and affectionate fri...
Manuscript, Report Created date: 1958
This is the Lord Chamberlain’s reader’s report on Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party (1958), with accompanying correspon...
Manuscript, Letter, Typescript, Letter Created date: 1954–55
Waiting for Godot’s British premiere was staged in 1955 in a production directed by Peter Hall at London’s Arts Theatre....
Book, Manuscript annotation Created date: 1984
In 1957, four years after its world premiere, Waiting for Godot was staged for one night only at the San Quentin State P...
Manuscript, Draft Created date: 3–4 November 1962
Samuel Beckett’s two-act play, Happy Days, premiered in New York, and was first produced in London at the Royal Court Th...
Manuscript, Notebook, Draft Created date: undated
Samuel Beckett wrote this undated English translation of Waiting for Godot in two small notebooks – one for each of the ...
Manuscript, Notebook, Draft Created date: 1979
From the mid 1960s Samuel Beckett began to direct his own plays for theatre and for television. Beckett kept this notebo...
Manuscript, Notebook, Draft, Draft Created date: 1975
From the mid 1960s Samuel Beckett began to direct his own plays for theatre and for television. This is the second of tw...
Manuscript, Notebook, Draft Created date: 1971
From the mid-1960s Samuel Beckett began to direct his own plays for theatre and for television. This is one of two noteb...
Photograph, Image Created date: c. 1925
Charlie Chaplin in costume as his iconic character, ‘The Tramp’. The promotional photograph is from a scene in his 1925 ...
Photograph, Image Created date: 1938
Angus McBean (1904–1990) was a Welsh photographer who rose to fame in the 1930s. He was celebrated for his surrealist po...
Photograph, Image Created date: January 1956
The Chairs (1952) has been labelled a ‘tragic farce’ by its author, Eugène Ionesco. This photograph is from a pro...