A Beckett Gallery
The following are images associated with Samuel Beckett, be they portraits or photographs taken of various performances of his work.
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Photographs of Samuel Beckett
Cricket, anyone? -- Beckett as a schoolboy.
Happy Days -- A portrait of the artist as a young man.
Our relaxations -- Beckett having a smoke.
"To drink less, in particular." -- The author with a refreshing pint.
"Stands there stock still staring out as if unable to move again" -- Beckett and his trademark craggy stare.
"Actually, who wrote this rubbish?" -- Glancing through a manuscript.
"Decidedly the night is long and poor in counsel" -- Sitting on a bed, his glasses in hand.
Walking Out -- The retreating Mr. Beckett.
"Oh the stories I could tell" -- The author at work.
"Simply gaze before me with compressed lips" -- Beckett and yet another craggy stare.
Performances of Beckett's Work
"Make it last, that's the end of them" -- Vladimir produces a carrot. From Waiting for Godot.
"I get used to the muck as I go along" -- Beckett supervises Horst Bollmann supervising Klaus Herm in a 1975 production of Warten auf Godot in Berlin.
"Fit to wake the dead!" -- Jack MacGowran demonstrates a working alarm clock to Patrick Magee in Endgame.
"Biscuit. I've kept you half" -- Aaron Miedema proffers Linda Worsley a snack in a 2001 production of Endgame in Kingston, Ontario.
"You drive me mad, I'm mad!" -- Steven Spencer rages at Clayton Garrett in Endgame.
"Nothing to say, not a squeak" -- Hume Cronyn in Krapp's Last Tape.
"Win." -- Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn in Happy Days.
"Another heavenly day" -- Billy Whitelaw as Winnie from Happy Days, holding a flaming umbrella.
"Simply gaze before me with compressed lips." -- Peter Hall and Peggy Ashcroft as Willie and Winnie in the National Theatre production of Happy Days.
"I make a note" -- David Warrilow and L. Taylor-Young in Catastrophe.
"Will you never have done..." -- Billie Whitelaw in Footfalls, directed by Samuel Beckett.
"...revolving it all?" -- A ghastly Billie Whitelaw in the premiere production of Footfalls.
Esse est percipi -- Beckett and Buster Keaton, working on Film.
Climate of film comic and unreal -- Buster Keaton and director Alan Schneider on the set of Film.
Foolish suggestion for eviction of cat and dog -- On the set of Film, Beckett, Keaton and director Alan Schneider look over production photos.
Small barely furnished room (9) -- Beckett on the set of O's room in Film.
It is O's face -- A triple-feature of Buster Keaton's self-realization at the end of Film.
Endgame -- Beckett's grave in Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris, as photographed by Tim Conley.
"What! You are giving up your Queen? Sheer madness!" -- Beckett's request for the original cover of Murphy.
The underappreciated doodles of Samuel Beckett -- A lively page from the manuscript of Watt (which runs well over 900 pages).
Mother at rest at last -- May Beckett, mother of Samuel, in the 1940s.