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Samuel Beckett

 
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Date of Death: December 22, 1989

Birth Place: Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND

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Samuel Beckett Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Revival
Samuel BeckettEndgame
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1984 - Special Citation Gold Star
Samuel Beckett
 
Obie Awards - 1984 - Playwriting Gold Star
Samuel Beckett, Ohio Impromptu
 
Obie Awards - 1984 - Playwriting Gold Star
Samuel Beckett, What Where
 
Obie Awards - 1984 - Playwriting Gold Star
Samuel Beckett, Catastrophe
 
Obie Awards - 1984 - Playwriting Gold Star
Samuel BeckettPocket
 
Obie Awards - 1973 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Samuel Beckett, Not I
 
Obie Awards - 1964 - Best Play Gold Star
Samuel Beckett Play
 
Obie Awards - 1962 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Samuel Beckett, Happy Days
 
Obie Awards - 1960 - Distinguished Play Gold Star
Samuel Beckett, Krapp's Last Tape
 
Obie Awards - 1958 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Samuel Beckett, Endgame
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1955 - Most Controversial Play Gold Star
Samuel BeckettWaiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett News

Disney Icon Hayley Mills to Lead THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Stage Adaptation Photo Disney Icon Hayley Mills to Lead THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Stage Adaptation
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

Hayley Mills, best known for her memorable performances in Disney's The Parent Trap and Pollyanna, has signed on to lead the upcoming stage adaptation of the acclaimed film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

New Date Announced For Gamm Theatre In-Person Auditions 2022/23 Season Photo New Date Announced For Gamm Theatre In-Person Auditions 2022/23 Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) will hold in-person auditions for its 38th season as follows: Equity Principal Auditions will be held on Friday May 20 and Monday, May 23 from 10am-5:30pm. 

Ecclesiastes Stage Adaptation MEANINGLESS Makes World Premiere At The Atlanta Fringe  Photo Ecclesiastes Stage Adaptation MEANINGLESS Makes World Premiere At The Atlanta Fringe Festival
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

A new stage adaptation of Ecclesiastes called 'Meaningless' is making its world premiere at the Atlanta Fringe Festival.

Origin Theatre Company to Revive New-Play Reading Series MONDAYS IN MAY at Beckett's  Photo Origin Theatre Company to Revive New-Play Reading Series MONDAYS IN MAY at Beckett's Bar and Grill
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

After a two-year break,¬†Origin Theatre Company¬†is reviving its popular new-play reading series, ‚ÄúMondays in May,‚ÄĚ with staged readings of new shows read every Monday in a month packed with Mondays ‚Äď five in all!¬†

BWW Review: HOW IT IS (PART 2), The Coronet Theatre Photo BWW Review: HOW IT IS (PART 2), The Coronet Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 23, 2022

‚ÄúLeave it vague leave it dark‚ÄĚ says Samuel Beckett‚Äôs character Pim in How It Is. Now, after two years of delay and Zoom rehearsals, Irish theatre company Gare St Lazare bring Part 2 to the Coronet Theatre accompanied by the Irish Gamelan Orchestra.¬†

La Poeta Gloria Gervitz Preservó En Su Obra La Tradición Literaria Judía Photo La Poeta Gloria Gervitz Preservó En Su Obra La Tradición Literaria Judía
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2022

La Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno de México y el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (Inbal), a través de la Coordinación Nacional de Literatura (CNL), se unen a familiares y amigos de la poeta y traductora Gloria Gervitz (1943-2022) por su lamentable deceso. 

Pre-Broadway SOUL TRAIN, THE HEADLANDS & More Announced for American Conservatory The Photo Pre-Broadway SOUL TRAIN, THE HEADLANDS & More Announced for American Conservatory Theater 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon and Executive Director Jennifer Bielstein announced today the productions that will make up the company’s 2022/23 season.

New Play by David Willinger EXISTENCE Comes to Theater for the New City Photo New Play by David Willinger EXISTENCE Comes to Theater for the New City
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2022

Theatre veteran David Willinger helms an exciting hybrid showcase of live theatre experience coupled with video featuring Espirito Domingo, Sharendelle Murga, Robert Striker, and Hanna Ventura.

Casts Announced for AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' and ANDY WARHOL IN IRAN at BSC Photo Casts Announced for AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' and ANDY WARHOL IN IRAN at BSC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Barrington Stage Company has announced casting for the first two shows of its 2022 season: the 1978 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show, and the world premiere play, Andy Warhol in Iran by Brent Askari (BSC’s American Underground) which opens the St. Germain Stage from June 2-25.

THE CONCRETE JUNGLE BOOK Comes to the Pleasance in May Photo THE CONCRETE JUNGLE BOOK Comes to the Pleasance in May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

Experience The Jungle Book like you've never imagined with the return of HighRise's acclaimed Hip-Hop musical THE CONCRETE JUNGLE BOOK performed by an exciting cast of multi-talented performers coming to The Pleasance, London (Main Space) Wednesday 25th May - Saturday 11th June 2022.

Samuel Beckett Videos

VIDEO: Old Vic Commemorates One Year Since Theatre in the U.K Shut Down VideoVIDEO: Old Vic Commemorates One Year Since Theatre in the U.K Shut Down
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2021

Today, Tuesday 16th March, is the one-year anniversary of theatres being forced to close across the U.K. To mark the date, The Old Vic have released a special video showcasing the work they have created in the last year despite their doors being closed. 

VIDEO: Ethan Hawke is Prepping a Zoom Production Of WAITING FOR GODOT VideoVIDEO: Ethan Hawke is Prepping a Zoom Production Of WAITING FOR GODOT
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2021

Ethan Hawke has stayed busy in quarantine by rehearsing for a Zoom production of 'Waiting for Godot' with some talented friends.

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Talks Starring Opposite Alan Cumming in ENDGAME VideoVIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Talks Starring Opposite Alan Cumming in ENDGAME
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2020

Daniel Radcliffe stopped by Live With Kelly and Ryan on Monday to talk about about the plays he's rehearsing with Alan Cumming, Endgame.

VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Performs Two Versions of The Bard's St. Crispin's D VideoVIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Performs Two Versions of The Bard's St. Crispin's Day Speech in LA
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2019

For the holiday season veteran and award-winning stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( The Founder, Artistic Director and Producer of the multiracial, non-Equity professional chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago and a classically-trained Los Angeles-based performer ) returned to his classical theatre experience ( he began his early professional stage career playing leading and featured roles with The 1982 National Shakespeare Company Tour of New York, The 1985 Indianapolis Shakespeare Festival and The 1989 Bristol Renaissance Faire of Kenosha, Wisconsin ) and reunited with talented editor, video-camerman and fellow actor Danny Belrose to record a less-than-perfect 'Street Theatre' rehearsal of the famed 'St. Crispin's Day Speech' as The King from William Shakespeare's 'Henry V' which Mr. Robinson presented upon the steps of The Entrance of LA's Historic Lincoln Heights Jail ( which he referred to as 'The Old Cypress Prison' ) on the afternoon of December 19, 2019 as part of a series of theatrical activities Mr. Robinson is sharing as part of The Excaliber Shakespeare Company Los Angeles Archival Project.

VIDEO: Dianne Wiest Totally Rocks Beckett in Madison Square Park! VideoVIDEO: Dianne Wiest Totally Rocks Beckett in Madison Square Park!
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2018

In a sculptural costume designed by artist Arlene Shechet, two-time Academy Award Winner Dianne Wiest has been perming pieces from Samuel Beckett's Happy Days this week (through October 26).  The action of the play takes place within and around Madison Square Park's reflecting pool, which has been emptied by Shechet for her new, site-specific installation Full Steam Ahead.

VIDEO: On This Day, July 21- Remembering Robin Williams VideoVIDEO: On This Day, July 21- Remembering Robin Williams
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2018

On this day we remember comedy legend, Robin Williams, on what would have been his 67th birthday.

VIDEO: On This Day, July 11- Robin Williams Takes Broadway By Storm! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, July 11- Robin Williams Takes Broadway By Storm!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 11, 2018

On this day in 2002, comedy star Robin Williams headed to Broadway for a limited three-night run at the Broadway Theater! Check out a clip from Robin's legendary stand up comedy tour de force below! (Content warning: NSFW. Explicit language).

SMASH Creator Theresa Rebeck To Workshop New Musical TWO ORPHANS At Texas State VideoSMASH Creator Theresa Rebeck To Workshop New Musical TWO ORPHANS At Texas State
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Award winning writer Theresa Rebeck will workshop a new musical, The Two Orphans, at Texas State University on October 28 as part of the Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission.

BWW TV: New Trailer for WAITING FOR GODOT's West End Homecoming Has Arrived! VideoBWW TV: New Trailer for WAITING FOR GODOT's West End Homecoming Has Arrived!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 14, 2017

ABA International Touring UK and The Arts Theatre present the definitive homecoming of Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece Waiting For Godot, presented by AC Productions, as it returns to the home of the original production after more than 60 years when it shocked, and delighted audiences alike (now through 23 September 2017). Check out a brand-new trailer for the show below!

VIDEO: Patrick Stewart & Stephen Colbert Star in 'Waiting For Godot's Obamacare's Replacement'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 2, 2017

On last  night's LATE SHOW, world-renowned Shakespearean actor, Sir Patrick Stewart and Stephen Colbert spoofed Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT with the never-before-seen masterpiece - 'Waiting For Godot's Obamacare's Replacement.'


Samuel Beckett Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Samuel Beckett written?
Samuel Beckett has written 22 shows including Embers (Playwright), Play/ The Lover (Playwright), Krapp's Last Tape/ The Zoo Story (Playwright), Happy Days (Playwright), Oh! Calcutta! (Material), Jack MacGowran in the Works of Samuel Beckett (Material), Happy Days/ Act Without Words 1 (Playwright), Krapp's Last Tape/ Not I (Playwright), Mercier & Camier (Source Material), Play and Other Plays (Playwright), Samuel Beckett's Ohio Impromptu, Catastrophe, What Where (Playwright), Rockaby (Playwright), Endgame (Playwright), All Strange Away (Playwright), I'll Go On (Source Material), Happy Days (Playwright), Texts for Nothing (Playwright), Krapp's Last Tape (Playwright), Beckett/Albee (Playwright), Beckett Shorts (Playwright), Waiting for Godot (Playwright), All That Fall (Playwright).

What awards has Samuel Beckett been nominated for?
Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for Endgame , Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for , Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Ohio Impromptu , Playwriting (Obie Awards) for What Where , Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Catastrophe , Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Pocket , Best Foreign Play (Obie Awards) for Not I , Best Play (Obie Awards) for Play , Best Foreign Play (Obie Awards) for Happy Days , Distinguished Play (Obie Awards) for Krapp's Last Tape Best Foreign Play (Obie Awards) for Endgame and Most Controversial Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Waiting for Godot .

What awards has Samuel Beckett won?
Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for , Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Ohio Impromptu, Playwriting (Obie Awards) for What Where, Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Catastrophe, Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Pocket, Best Foreign Play (Obie Awards) for Not I, Best Play (Obie Awards) for Play, Best Foreign Play (Obie Awards) for Happy Days, Distinguished Play (Obie Awards) for Krapp's Last Tape Best Foreign Play (Obie Awards) for Endgameand Most Controversial Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Waiting for Godot.