Beckett and Film

Rockaby
1981, 60 minutes, color

Directed by Alan Schneider

Woman and Voice: Billie Whitelaw


Synopsis
The following synopsis is taken from the Pennebaker Hegedus Films page.

This film follows British actress Billie Whitelaw and American director Alan Schneider, two of Samuel Beckett's foremost interpreters, as they rehearse and premiere "Rockaby" his haunting play written specifically for this project. Various views of Beckett emerge as the play takes form, revealing the strong influence he has on modern theater and the complicated way his writing takes hold of an audience.


Ordering Information

Rockaby
VHS, $49.95
Pennebaker Hegedus Films, Inc.
262 West 91st Street, New York, NY 10024
Fax: 212-496-8195, Information: 212-496-9195


Additional Information

PH "Rockaby" Commentary -- The "Rockaby" entry from the Pennebaker Hegedus Films site. (Requires scrolling.)


--Allen B. Ruch
6 March 2003




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